Andrew Benintendi

Andrew Benintendi

Height: 5-9
Weight: 180 lbs
Age: 26
College: Arkansas
Kansas City Royals

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The ScoreFrancona roasts Angel Hernandez for botched call: Why's it always you?

Major League Baseball fans know Angel Hernandez well, and managers do too.So well, in fact, that when a botched call happened in Tuesday's game between the Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians, veteran skipper Terry Francona openly expressed his frustration with the umpire."'Why's it always happening when you're here?'" Francona recalled telling Hernandez after the ruling, according to Lynn Worthy of the Kansas City Star.On a deep fly hit by Salvador Perez, Harold Ramirez didn't make the catch cleanly, allowing the ball to bounce off the scoreboard and gifting Perez an RBI hit. Josh Naylor then caught the ball off the bounce before sending it in for relay. With no clear ruling on the field, Andrew Benintendi was stuck between second and third and appeared to be out. However, the umpires came together and decided Benintendi should be on third base.First base umpire Hernandez had "basically guessed" that the ball was caught and later admitted he didn't see the play unfold."I got basically blinded by the outfield scoreboard. ... I was trying to make out what happened out there. The harder I looked, the less I could see," the 21-year vet conceded after the game. "So I was trying to read the players to see what they did with the ball. And I had to come out with the call. I basically guessed on the wrong call. So as soon as I turned around, (home plate umpire) Edwin (Moscoso) started walking towards me. We got the crew together. And we fixed the problem. ..."(Benintendi) responded to my out call. That's what got him hung up. When we got together, that's what we pieced together. He was between second and third. That's why we decided to put him at third base. He wasn't going to advance any further than third base."Royals manager Mike Matheny, who admitted he couldn't see whether the ball was caught, said, "There was no signal, no out or safe call to kind of give the guys any guidance. The whole thing looked confusing, as it was to me as well.""What are they going to review?" Francona said. "We knew it wasn't a catch. Everybody I think knew it but Angel."Benintendi didn't score in the inning and Cleveland won the game 7-3.Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Source: The Score
Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Yahoo SportsHere's why Boston Red Sox haven't lost Andrew Benintendi trade yet

Despite Franchy Cordero's struggles, our John Tomase explains why the Red Sox haven't lost Andrew Benintendi trade just yet.

Source: Yahoo Sports
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

FOX SportsAndrew Benintendi drills two homers in Royals’ 11-3 win over Twins

Andre Benintendi went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two homers as his Kansas City Royals coasted to an 11-3 win over the Minnesota Twins.

Source: FOX Sports
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Yahoo SportsEx-Red Sox Andrew Benintendi hits two homers for Royals vs. Twins

Former Boston Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi is heating up for the Kansas City Royals.

Source: Yahoo Sports
Saturday, May 1, 2021

FOX SportsByron Buxton makes fantastic diving catch to rob Andrew Benintendi of a hit

Byron Buxton goes full extension in center field to rob Andrew Benintendi of a single.

Source: FOX Sports
Friday, Apr 30, 2021