Bourn second-guesses himself
Michael Bourn reached base four times in five at-bats by going 2-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base on Monday against the Cubs, but he was more focused on what could have been. He led off the fourth with a stand-up double to right-center, but the speedster admitted he should have been on third with a triple.
He was thrown out at the plate moments later when he tried to score on Hunter Pence‘s grounder to third. Bourn knocked over Cubs catcher Geovany Soto, cutting his lip in the process, but the catcher held onto the ball for what turned out to be a crucial out in a 5-4 losss.
“We could have scored more,” Bourn said. “I feel like I messed up on a crucial mistake. I feel like I should have been to third. It was a bad baserunning error. It happens. I tried to make up for it and go home and shouldn’t have went.
“Sometimes I’m a risk-taker, but I should have done the opposite. I should have went to third and should not have went home. I try to learn from my mistakes. We lost by one and that could have been the deciding factor.”