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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Homework got Lorenzo Cain home from first on single

As Cain approached third, he didn’t slow down but was surprised to see Jirschele continuing to windmill his arms.

“I was definitely confused,” Cain said. “I didn’t know what was going on.”

But Jirschele did. He saw Bautista field the ball, turn and throw to second base. Hosmer had made a wide turn at first and Bautista’s throw was an attempt to hold Hosmer.

Jirschele knew Bautista’s tendencies.

“I knew if I had somebody that could run coming into third base, we were going to go ahead and wheel him,” Jirschele said. “It’s my job to recognize that on a ball like that if he throws to second, and you have somebody who can run, they’re going to have to catch it at second, turn and throw home.”

Zach Posted: October 24, 2015 at 01:11 PM | 29 comment(s)
  Beats: base coaches, baserunning, royals

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

BLS: Gorkys Hernandez’s awful mistake on the bases nearly costs Pirates

Meh, Hernandez is no Ruben Rivera.

With the game tied 4-4 in the 14th inning, Hernandez made a base-running gaffe that nearly cost his team the game. After a one out single by Chris Stewart, Hernandez entered the game as a pinch runner. He did not do his job very well.

The next batter, Josh Harrison, sprayed a double to center, and that’s when things got confusing for Hernandez.

Center fielder Rajai Davis nearly got to the ball, diving at the last second. The ball deflected off Davis’ glove, but Hernandez didn’t see it.

Because of that, Hernandez turned around and attempted to run back to first base, thinking the ball had been caught. He touched second on his way back, but was then waved to keep going by Harrison.

On his way to third base, Hernandez did not retouch second. At first, it appeared no one noticed Hernandez’s gaffe. Eventually, someone on the Detroit Tigers figured it out.

Before throwing his next pitch, Tom Gorzelanny appealed to second base and Hernandez was called out. This was a crucial out in a tie game.

Fortunately for Hernandez, he was let off the hook. Harrison would come around to score on a Neil Walker double, and the Pirates held on for the 5-4 win.

JE (Jason) Posted: July 01, 2015 at 07:53 AM | 19 comment(s)
  Beats: baserunning, gorkys herandez, pirates, tigers



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