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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Video: Two runs score on passed ball because Dylan Bundy doesn’t cover home plate

The Dodgers defeated the Orioles 4-2 on Thursday evening in Baltimore, taking two of three in the series from one of baseball’s worst teams. The Dodgers’ third and fourth runs were a gift from Orioles starter Dylan Bundy, as he failed to cover home plate following a passed ball with the bases loaded in the sixth inning.

A.J. Pollock led off the frame with a double and promptly scored on a Cody Bellinger single. Bundy then walked Corey Seager. After getting two outs, the bases became loaded on a fielding error by third baseman Rio Ruiz, bringing up Russell Martin. Martin worked a full count when Bundy fired a high fastball. Martin foul tipped it into catcher Pedro Severino‘s glove, but Severino couldn’t hang on. The loose ball bounced towards the back wall as Severino gave chase. Bellinger scored and, because Bundy barely got off the pitcher’s mound, Seager scored as well, putting the Dodgers up 4-2.

Feels like the epitome of the Orioles’ year, doesn’t it?


QLE Posted: September 12, 2019 at 11:40 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bad fielding, coverups, dylan bundy, orioles

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   1. Random Transaction Generator Posted: September 13, 2019 at 12:10 AM (#5878839)
Martin foul tipped it into catcher Pedro Severino‘s glove, but Severino couldn’t hang on. The loose ball bounced towards the back wall as Severino gave chase.

Obviously, that's not what happened because it would have been just a foul ball and no one advances.
   2. Swoboda is freedom Posted: September 13, 2019 at 08:33 AM (#5878858)
No. If you watch the video, it was a swing and miss, then tipped off catcher's glove. I think the pitcher thought it was a foul tip, but still didn't move after everyone was running.
   3. Jose is an Absurd Time Cube Posted: September 13, 2019 at 10:03 AM (#5878880)
That was bizarre. Bundy’s reaction looked like someone who just doesn’t give a ####. He looked like he was thinking “oh for #### sake just catch the ####### ball I’m not moving.”
   4. shoelesjoe Posted: September 13, 2019 at 10:27 AM (#5878892)
I think Bundy believed it was a foul tip, and since the count was full and all of the base runners were moving on the pitch the two runners scored fairly quickly. It’s also possible that Bundy was frustrated, and was done with the garbage play behind him that inning. The single that tied the game was a doink down the LF line that should have been caught. The grounder to third should have been handled easily for the last out of the inning. And he’d struck Martin out TWICE — once on a non-checked swing where the first base ump was too lazy to actually watch the play and make the correct call, and again on the swing / passed ball. By the time the merry-go-round was going Bundy had probably had enough of that circus.
   5. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: September 13, 2019 at 10:47 AM (#5878900)
If a guy should ever be yanked for lack of effort, this is it.
   6. Itchy Row Posted: September 13, 2019 at 11:35 AM (#5878909)
That was going to be Bundy's last hitter either way, and it seemed like he'd already checked out.
   7. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 13, 2019 at 12:16 PM (#5878926)
I don’t know if it’s fair to say Bundy was lazy on the play - he reportedly initially thought it was a foul ball, and by this point of the season may have been more than a little shell-shocked.
   8. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 13, 2019 at 12:48 PM (#5878938)
and by this point of the season may have been more than a little shell-shocked.

It's got to be absolutely brutal to take the mound 30 times for a team that bad. Bundy has been OK (95 ERA+) but it has to wear on you.
   9. Sunday silence Posted: September 13, 2019 at 03:23 PM (#5878985)
I get the idea that it sort of looks like the bat didnt hit the ball it looks like a swing and a miss but...

the catcher is running like hell to retrieve it, maybe this involves you?
the runner is running like hell down the line..
I dunno what the ump is doing and I dont pretend to know what the dead ball signal is but I dunno maybe look at the ump?

that was insane.
   10. Cris E Posted: September 13, 2019 at 05:54 PM (#5879032)
Anytime someone is incredulous at any suggestion that the season is too long, just show a picture of Bundy's face as he walks behind the mound after that play. He's so fried at this point: six months into a terrible season, playing with an awful team, losing always, just been screwed out of the fourth out of this particular inning and clearly realizing what exactly he's just done. That was a face of pain and exhaustion: every word he swallowed after the missed strikeout he just threw up into his mouth and had to swallow again. Brutal.

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