Cowgill acknowledges misreading fly ball

April, 30, 2013
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MIAMI -- Collin Cowgill said he misread Rob Brantly's swing in the ninth inning and initially stepped backward on a ninth-inning fly ball that dropped in front of him. The critical miscue put the tying run on third base and ultimately played a large part in Bobby Parnell suffering a blown save in the ultimate 4-3, 15-inning loss to the Miami Marlins.

"My first step was back. By the time I read it, it had fallen," Cowgill said. "That's the way it goes. It was a full swung. Off the bat I thought it was back. I took a step back. Finally, when I made the correction, it was too late."
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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