- Jul 28, 2020
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Hernandez was clearly going on contact. When you do that and it’s hit right at someone and they make a good throw, your job is to get into a run down so the other runners can advance. The mistake was on Ramirez as he didn’t bust ass into 3B the way he should have. He was trying to leave the base open for Hernandez, which was not going to happen. If he hustles into 3B, Frankie is able to get to 2B and it’s one out with 2 men in scoring position. Hernandez did his job and Frankie was on the way to doing his. Meanwhile Jose made two separate mistakes.The Indians could have scored more than 14 runs last night if not for three players getting thrown out on the bases. That double play in the 4th inning was ridiculous.
According to Elias Sports, it was the first 3-2-8 double play in baseball’s expansion era (since 1961).
I love it. First base to catcher to center field. I can't blame Hosey too much. As he retreated to second base he saw Lindor was already there so he waved Lindor back to first. Lindor took off for first and nobody was covering first base so he would have made it. Hosey could have got back to second safely but he could see the second baseman was off the bag so Hosey stopped to see if the Cardinals would try to chase Lindor, giving Hosey a shot at going to third. He didn't see the centerfielder sneaking in behind him to cover second base. He had all the infielders accounted for so he assumed the bag was uncovered and he was fine where he was. Oops.
Just a really interesting and unusual play. That was really great hustle for the centerfielder to run all the way in and cover second in a rundown. The dumb mistake was Hernandez on third base jogging halfway to the plate on a ground ball right to the first baseman and getting himself out while leaving Hosey hung out to dry. That could have been a triple play of Molina played it right.