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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Brewers clear bases after wild pitch

The Milwaukee Brewers scored plenty with the bases loaded in Saturday’s 9-4 victory against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field, but they didn’t need a hit do so.

Three runs came in after a wild pitch.

Heads up play by Segura.  Only thing that could have made it better is if Carlos Gomez had been the final run and broke into an eight part celebration dance that cleared the benches.  Please reserve a spot for me on the Brewers bandwagon.

Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: June 22, 2014 at 03:22 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: June 22, 2014 at 09:30 AM (#4732612)
Benny Hill theme song please.
   2. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: June 22, 2014 at 09:53 AM (#4732616)
Why on earth did the pitcher try and tag Segura? McKenry was at home plate and a simple toss would've had Segura dead to rights.
   3. shoelesjoe Posted: June 22, 2014 at 10:36 AM (#4732623)
When Segura started home McKenry was staring down at the plate, and looked to be mentally out of the play. Now, maybe there was a half second before Segura slid in where a toss might have nailed him, but by then the pitcher had already committed to trying to beat him to the plate for a tag play. All in all, this looks to me like the whole fiasco was on catcher Michael McKenry:

1) The "wild" pitch wasn't wild at all -- McKenry just missed it. This allowed the runner from third to score.
2) McKenry then gets the ball and tosses it over the head of pitcher Christian Friedrich who was covering home, allowing the runner from second to score as well.
3) He then has a brain fart and gives up on the play, failing to notice the third runner tearing home as well. This meant the pitcher walking back from retrieving McKenry's errant throw had to try and beat the runner to home, which he couldn't do.
   4. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: June 22, 2014 at 12:17 PM (#4732662)
1) The "wild" pitch wasn't wild at all -- McKenry just missed it. This allowed the runner from third to score.

Rockies broadcast said it was a cross-up.

Wily Peralta batted in both the 2nd and 3rd innings with two outs and runners on. Ultimately the Rockies gifted the Brewers with five runs as a result of those two ABs. In the 2nd they botched an inning-ending double play, allowing one run to score, and then Rickie Weeks drove in Peralta with a triple. Really spectacular bed-shitting.
   5. puck Posted: June 22, 2014 at 12:48 PM (#4732671)
Rockies broadcast said it was a cross-up.


They also thought McKenry was immobile and staring down at the plate because he got hurt after landing awkwardly on his errant throw. The Denver Post article says he "tweaked his neck" and got the wind knocked out of him.

But Morneau was also just standing around...pretty much everyone was just standing around stunned.
   6. JRVJ Posted: June 22, 2014 at 01:18 PM (#4732682)
What a fun play.

I don't think I've ever seen one like this before, which is why I so love baseball (after watching thousands of games, you can still be surprised).
   7. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: June 22, 2014 at 04:06 PM (#4732799)
it was a disgrace

mckenry cannot throw for sh8t so frankly if he wants to stay in the league he needs to not act like an 8 year old picking dandelions out in right field

segura wasn't even pushing the envelope. he was walking into third base. he just happened to recognize that the rockies were a bunch of zombies at that moment.

initially i was pleased with milwaukee but after watching it a few times it just galls me that some of the rockies are in the major leagues when they mope around the field.

players talk about a lack of respect for this and that. THAT was a lack of respect. where is the unwritten rule to address that debacle?

bah
   8. Tom Nawrocki Posted: June 22, 2014 at 04:20 PM (#4732811)
initially i was pleased with milwaukee but after watching it a few times it just galls me that some of the rockies are in the major leagues when they mope around the field.


Bergman, McKenry and Josh Rutledge (the third baseman on the play) all started the season in the minors. Let's hope they're back where they belong soon.
   9. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: June 22, 2014 at 04:31 PM (#4732822)
guys from the minors have every reason in the world to bust their backsides to stay in 'the show'

makes you wonder what those guys were thinking.

   10. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: June 22, 2014 at 06:07 PM (#4732892)
They also thought McKenry was immobile and staring down at the plate because he got hurt after landing awkwardly on his errant throw. The Denver Post article says he "tweaked his neck" and got the wind knocked out of him.

That's sure not obvious from the video. I'd been thinking he threw-and-rolled pretty well, considering you don't really practice that.


makes you wonder what those guys were thinking.

Once he had absolutely nothing better to do, Tulo should have been trailing the last runner to third, and instead he just sort of walked slowly towards the pitchers mound, watching all that excitement around home plate. I guess you could say he's a fan first?
   11. Ulysses S. Fairsmith Posted: June 25, 2014 at 09:42 AM (#4735118)
3) [McKenry] then has a brain fart and gives up on the play, failing to notice the third runner tearing home as well. This meant the pitcher walking back from retrieving McKenry's errant throw had to try and beat the runner to home, which he couldn't do.


Of course, if Friedrich had been paying attention, Segura never would have broken for home at all.

Tulo should have been trailing the last runner to third


I always tell my son that there is something for him to be doing on every play until the ball is dead. This is good advice for McKenry, Friedrich, Tulowitzki, and all the rest of the Rockies.

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