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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)
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