Friday, August 17, 2018

Texas triple play

It takes a bit of thinking, at least for me. The joys of baseball.

Bases loaded. Hit reaches third baseman, bouncing in dirt before it's caught. With the hitter running for first, the guy who had been at first can be forced at second, the guy who had been at second can be forced at third. Profor at third touches the bag. The guy who is running from second is out. The guy who had been running from third gets back to the base, but then loses his balance and steps off. Profor tags him, second out. Throw to Odor at second, who touches the bag. Third out. Confusingly, but to be on the safe side, Odor tags the guy running from first. Not necessary. Scoring, which is an arcane business:5, 5, 5-4.

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