Sometimes all you can do in life after a mistake is laugh it off and move on.

Hunter Pence seems to be adopting that strategy following an unfortunate miscue in left field, losing a ball in the air and bringing an end to Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto's no-hit bid in the bottom of the sixth inning at Dodger Stadium on Saturday night.

Pence posted a meme on Twitter making light of the misread, comparing it to the brutal year 2020 has been so far.

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It's hard to disagree with Pence there. The coronavirus pandemic has altered just about every person on earth's plans for 2020, including forcing MLB into a 60-game season that didn't begin until late July.

"Johnny had the magic going, the rhythm going, had everything working, it was a special night that doesn't always come around and you could just feel it," Pence told reporters following the game. "To spoil that feels awful ... he deserves better."

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Pence also made sure to show appreciation for his teammates standing behind him after the play. Cueto spoke after the 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers, and didn't express frustration about losing a no-hit bid.

 

"That's part of the game," Cueto said through interpreter Erwin Higueros. "My teammate just lost a baseball and those things happen. It's part of the game."