World Series 2012: Gene Lamont admits he was 'overly aggressive' in sending Prince Fielder home

Christian Petersen

Tigers third-base coach Gene Lamont said he "was wrong" about his decision to wave the burly Prince Fielder home in the second inning of Game 2 of the World Series.

Delmon Young drilled a double with no outs in the second inning of Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday, and Detroit Tigers third-base coach Gene Lamont waved Prince Fielder home from second base. Fielder was tagged out by Buster Posey at home, and Lamont said Friday in a report by Chris Iott of MLive.com that he regrets his decision.

"If I had to do it over, I would have held him," Lamont said in the report. "But we haven't really been scoring runs, and I got overly aggressive, I guess."

The missed chance was magnified after Game 2 became a pitcher's duel, with the San Francisco Giants scraping out a run in both the seventh and eighth innings to win the game, 2-0, and take the 2-0 lead in the World Series.

"With nobody, out, I just saw the ball bounce away from the left fielder," Lamont, describing his decision, said in the report. "It wasn't where he was at, and I thought Prince would score. They ended up making a perfect relay, and I was wrong."

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