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(Major League Baseball)   Trailing by one run, bases loaded, no outs. How to get out of the inning? With MLB's third triple play of the year   (wapc.mlb.com) divider line 21
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2014-06-07 11:55:11 AM
I thought the most impressive move was the dodge the umpire did
 
2014-06-07 01:17:46 PM
And they still lost.
 
2014-06-07 01:24:54 PM
If they had celebrated the triple play would any unwritten rules have been broken?
 
2014-06-07 01:46:30 PM
Very cool.
 
2014-06-07 02:00:46 PM

Mentat: And they still lost.


Yeah, not exactly burning up the scoreboards right now. The pitcher only allowed two hits, but two of those hits were homers.

The team admits they aren't confident lately...losing 5 of the last six will do that to you.
 
2014-06-07 02:06:49 PM
It was a mercy liner. To try to keep them in it. Joey's quite charitable.

/go Jays go.
 
2014-06-07 02:27:46 PM

ArkAngel: I thought the most impressive move was the dodge the umpire did


Yeah, good reactions, and he still saw his parts of the play and made the call.
 
2014-06-07 02:59:20 PM
I've seen a perfect game, I've seen a 3 homer game, but I've never seen a triple play
 
2014-06-07 03:08:16 PM
Jays had the bases loaded three times that game and stranded everyone. Still pulled it off though.

Things are looking a little dicey right now though

/Go Jays
 
2014-06-07 03:16:24 PM

Darth_Lukecash: Mentat: And they still lost.

Yeah, not exactly burning up the scoreboards right now. The pitcher only allowed two hits, but two of those hits were homers.

The team admits they aren't confident lately...losing 5 of the last six will do that to you.


Only allowed two hits? Um. The Blue Jays left 9 runners stranded in the first four innnings alone... I had the game on the radio in the background, but I'm pretty sure that while there were a few walks and an error I do remember, I bet there were at least four or five hits off Lynn in there as well.
 
2014-06-07 03:26:53 PM

Pardon Me Sultan: Darth_Lukecash: Mentat: And they still lost.

Yeah, not exactly burning up the scoreboards right now. The pitcher only allowed two hits, but two of those hits were homers.

The team admits they aren't confident lately...losing 5 of the last six will do that to you.

Only allowed two hits? Um. The Blue Jays left 9 runners stranded in the first four innnings alone... I had the game on the radio in the background, but I'm pretty sure that while there were a few walks and an error I do remember, I bet there were at least four or five hits off Lynn in there as well.


Bah you are right! He only gave up two runs, I misread the article on the game
 
2014-06-07 03:27:55 PM
I'd like to see how often the ball is in the mitt while the foot is actually on the bag when it comes to your average double/triple play.  They call it awfully close for the base runner but it seems like the second baseman/shortstop get a lot of leeway.
 
2014-06-07 03:30:32 PM

SoupGuru: I'd like to see how often the ball is in the mitt while the foot is actually on the bag when it comes to your average double/triple play.  They call it awfully close for the base runner but it seems like the second baseman/shortstop get a lot of leeway.


I think that's mainly for safety of the 2b/ss due to the fact the baserunner usually comes in really hard, so they need to get out of the way pretty fast
 
2014-06-07 03:33:01 PM

SoupGuru: I'd like to see how often the ball is in the mitt while the foot is actually on the bag when it comes to your average double/triple play.  They call it awfully close for the base runner but it seems like the second baseman/shortstop get a lot of leeway.


Sometimes it's just a matter of timing. I've seen basemen who leaped up to grab a catch, and a runner being safe because the baseman was still in the air.
 
2014-06-07 03:54:02 PM
I was watching this streamed live and I could not believe it.  I thought it was a quick double play to relinquish a 2nd run until I saw the runner retreating to first.  The best part: the Blue Jays wanted to argue the call, saying the ball had bounced and the runner on 3rd legally scored.  Umps didn't even have to take a look at it with the ump at second being so Johnny on the spot.
 
2014-06-07 04:08:58 PM

harleyquinnical: I was watching this streamed live and I could not believe it.  I thought it was a quick double play to relinquish a 2nd run until I saw the runner retreating to first.  The best part: the Blue Jays wanted to argue the call, saying the ball had bounced and the runner on 3rd legally scored.  Umps didn't even have to take a look at it with the ump at second being so Johnny on the spot.


Another possibility was that they were going to argue that the runner on third reach home before the third out.
 
2014-06-07 04:30:24 PM

SoupGuru: I'd like to see how often the ball is in the mitt while the foot is actually on the bag when it comes to your average double/triple play.  They call it awfully close for the base runner but it seems like the second baseman/shortstop get a lot of leeway.


This is the so-called "neighborhood" play. If there's an oncoming baserunner and you get very close indeed to the bag while cleanly fielding and controlling the ball, the umpire doesn't fuss over the inch or the tenth of a second that might have gone astray in all that.

It's just kind of how it is, and how it is works fine. Better, in fact, than the interference rule limiting the extent to which a doomed runner coming from first can launch himself spikes-first at a fielder ten feet from the bag--which is the only other thing keeping every runner from doing just that.

It's part enough of the game that MLB specifically exempted the neighborhood play from instant replay review (although in theory, this is  exactly the sort of thing that replay is supposed to be for). Although, baseball's replay being the misbegotten fiasco that it is, they're reviewing it anyway, for some reason.
 
2014-06-07 04:38:36 PM

MFAWG: I've seen a perfect game, I've seen a 3 homer game, but I've never seen a

triple play an elephant fly.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-07 04:59:43 PM

Darth_Lukecash: Mentat: And they still lost.

Yeah, not exactly burning up the scoreboards right now. The pitcher only allowed two hits, but two of those hits were homers.

The team admits they aren't confident lately...losing 5 of the last six will do that to you.


5-0 win today with a shutout by Shelby helps matters.

/going to SF to see the Cards in just over 3 weeks
 
2014-06-07 05:04:55 PM

sephjnr: Darth_Lukecash: Mentat: And they still lost.

Yeah, not exactly burning up the scoreboards right now. The pitcher only allowed two hits, but two of those hits were homers.

The team admits they aren't confident lately...losing 5 of the last six will do that to you.

5-0 win today with a shutout by Shelby helps matters.

/going to SF to see the Cards in just over 3 weeks


Thanks, I'm traveling currently, so I can't get the scores easily
 
2014-06-07 05:30:43 PM

MFAWG: I've seen a perfect game, I've seen a 3 homer game, but I've never seen a triple play


That's cool. Which perfection did you see?
 
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