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Saturday, April 13, 2013

MLB.com: Yanks turn one of rarest triple plays in history; Bombers first to record 4-6-5-6-5-3-4 putout; club’s second since 1968

It all started with Alexi Casilla on second, Nick Markakis on first and Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado at the plate. Machado roped a line drive toward Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, who fielded the ball on a short hop.

Cano quickly flipped to shortstop Jayson Nix for the first out and—with Casilla initially freezing on the line drive—Nix had time to pivot and fire to third baseman Kevin Youkilis, catching Casilla in a rundown.

After exchanging throws with Nix, Youkilis chased down and tagged out Casilla for the second out. In the midst of that rundown, Machado had rounded first and thought about taking off for second, allowing Youkilis to rifle to first baseman Lyle Overbay, setting off another rundown. [...]

And that’s exactly what happened, as Overbay quickly relayed the ball to Cano, who tagged out Machado sliding into second base. Overbay admitted afterward he was worried his throw was going to miss its target because Machado’s path to second impeded on Overbay’s ideal throwing lane.

bobm Posted: April 13, 2013 at 01:44 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Perry Posted: April 13, 2013 at 06:21 PM (#4413386)
I saw a play in the Rockies-Pads game last night I don't recall seeing before -- a 9-1 putout. With a runner at 2nd, the Padres batter (Venable, I think) hit a hot shot that Helton couldn't handle and went into right field. The pitcher had moved toward the bag on the batted ball and kept going went it went into RF. I guess the batter expected the throw to go home, but Cuddyer threw behind him when he rounded first and the pitcher took the throw and tagged him out.
   2. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: April 13, 2013 at 08:24 PM (#4413452)
Has there ever been a triple play and a three-run error in the same game before?
   3. willcarrolldoesnotsuk Posted: April 13, 2013 at 10:46 PM (#4413505)
I loved this part of Sterling's call of the play: "... and they throw to third -- why, I don't know..." with the "why, I don't know" heavily emphasized.

Gee, John, I don't know either, but maybe... to get the lead runner?

¯\_(?)_/¯ 
   4. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 13, 2013 at 11:41 PM (#4413536)
I loved this part of Sterling's call of the play: "... and they throw to third -- why, I don't know..." with the "why, I don't know" heavily emphasized.


In fairness to Sterling watching live I had the same reaction. My thought was "geez, gimme DP if you go to first" not realizing that the runner was so ###### where he was.
   5. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: April 14, 2013 at 12:08 AM (#4413541)
I loved this part of Sterling's call of the play: "... and they throw to third -- why, I don't know..." with the "why, I don't know" heavily emphasized.

Gee, John, I don't know either, but maybe... to get the lead runner?


An homage to Lou Costello maybe?

"Costello: Another guy gets up and it's a long fly ball to Because. Why? I don't know. He's on third, and I don't give a darn!"
   6. Mess with the Meat, you get the Wad! Posted: April 14, 2013 at 12:41 AM (#4413550)
switch the second 6 and the 3 and it would have been the palindrome putout
   7. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: April 14, 2013 at 12:54 AM (#4413552)
Mostly, I'm impressed by the fact that the Yankees managed to pull off the triple with Yewcoulis mishandling the baseball both of the time he touched it ...
   8. Jack Carter, calling Beleaguered Castle Posted: April 14, 2013 at 01:14 AM (#4413557)
I loved this part of Sterling's call of the play: "... and they throw to third -- why, I don't know..." with the "why, I don't know" heavily emphasized.


Heh. Yeah, thought I had misheard that. Good look to catch that the runner heading to third could be nabbed. Some guys just throw to first automatically. Man, getting nailed at second for the third out is some pretty godawful baserunning.
   9. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: April 14, 2013 at 02:28 AM (#4413574)
It's cool that Sabathia was on the mound for the last one as well. But they need to nip that in the bud, or CC will start expecting it.
   10. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: April 14, 2013 at 08:23 AM (#4413586)
Lyle Overbay is still a guy?
   11. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: April 14, 2013 at 08:51 PM (#4414128)
Dang, that is some pretty terrible execution by Youkilis, CoB.

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