In the Diamondbacks half of the fifth inning today, BJ Upton clearly lollygaged after a ball hit in the gap turning a double into a triple. Arizona would score two runs in the inning.
In the dugout after the half-inning, Evan Longoria approached Upton and appeared to be upset by the lack of effort. Upton then lost it, having to be restrained by Willy Aybar.
And to make matters worse, Upton proceeded to get picked off first base in the bottom half of the inning. Something we have seen far too many times.
We have tried to defend Upton in the past, but this one is indefensible. And it is nice to see Longoria letting Upton know that laziness is unacceptable.