Post by nycrusader2010 on May 28, 2021 17:56:41 GMT -5
What's makes this play REALLY CRAZY is that there were two outs. The play at the plate didn't matter as long as the first baseman either continued to pursue the batter to make the tag (there's only so far he could run before going out of baseline) or just turn around and go touch first base.
Post by timholycross on Jun 23, 2021 5:37:19 GMT -5
Last night, guys on first and second for the Rays, one out. Hard grounder to third; not caught cleanly. Devers grabs ball which ended up a few feet in foul territory in front of the bag; dives/stretches back to touch third.
Runner is out on a force play. Close call at third? No! Runner on second never ran! A ground ball from the get go, no way he (justifiably) held up because he thought it could be caught in the air and/or had to wait for an umpire's signal.
The second video shows that it did roll onto the chalk just before the pitcher touched it.
To me, not nearly as dumb as the play that started this thread. If the pitcher was a second faster, he did the absolute right thing
Except for two things. First, no reason to bat the ball all the way to the dugout fence. Just touch it. Second, no reason to stand there arguing the call, instead of retrieving the ball, while the runners are circling the basepaths.