Mariners right fielder Seth Smith surprises Robinson Cano with catch near infield

May 18, 2016, 7:10 AM | Updated: 9:44 am
Seth Smith made a rather adventurous catch near the infield in Tuesday's 10-0 win over the Orioles....
Seth Smith made a rather adventurous catch near the infield in Tuesday's 10-0 win over the Orioles. (AP)

BALTIMORE – Seth Smith provided the entertainment in the Mariners’ 10-0 win in the series opener against the Orioles Tuesday night. Not known for his speed or range in the outfield, Smith ranged everywhere, and I mean everywhere, to make the plays, including one in Robinson Cano territory in the sixth inning.

Cano stepped aside after being called off of an Adam Jones popup and gave Smith an amused look as he put on the brakes following the catch on the infield dirt. As he circled to return to right field, Smith had his glove up to his face covering his mouth as he could be seen saying something on the run back with Cano laughing the entire time. I like to think the always quiet and incredibly low key Smith was trash talking Cano. After the game he assured me that wasn’t the case.

“No, I didn’t say anything,” he said sheepishly. “I didn’t know what to do. I was, ‘I don’t know what just happened.’ I don’t usually catch that ball, it’s his ball, but it came up, it was going out that way, I was under it and saw it. I don’t know what was going on.”

Mariners manager Scott Servais said after the game it was understandable that Smith, who recorded seven putouts in the game, could lose track of where he was in Camden Yards’ right field as it is a little different.

“The outfield here is a lot smaller than Safeco Field so he’s playing a little bit shallow and he got a little crazy,” he said. “That’s OK, he needs to go after those. We love the effort and he was finishing them off, but when Robbie’s almost standing on the infield and he called him off? That’s a little too much (laughs).”

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