Author Topic: Javier Baez lost track of the outs, got benched  (Read 100 times)

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Online welch

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Worse than the aggressive blunders that Victor Robles has given us.

https://sports.yahoo.com/chicago-cubs-javier-baez-lost-track-of-outs-benched-after-tough-baserunning-mistake-cleveland-indians-032242735.html

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Baez grounded into a fielder’s choice in the fourth inning on Monday night, and reached first while Kris Bryant was called out at second for the first out of the inning.

Just a few pitches later, Anthony Rizzo hit a deep fly ball into left field — which Eddie Rosario caught easily for the second out of the inning.

Baez, though, took off and had already made it halfway to third base by the time Rosario caught the ball. He thought there were two outs.

So, the Indians quickly threw over to first to turn the double play while Baez threw his arms up in frustration and walked slowly back to the Cubs’ dugout.

Baez seemed off the entire time he was at first base, and forgot to take any sort of lead off the bag on his first pitch there.

When he got into the dugout, Ross spoke to him briefly before sending Sergio Alcántara into the game in Baez’s place.

Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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Diamonds and Rust indeed

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Was the first base coach asleep????  Isn't it the job of the first base coach to remind the batter of the number of outs and notice if the batter isn't taking a lead??

Offline blue911

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Was the first base coach asleep????  Isn't it the job of the first base coach to remind the batter of the number of scouts and notice if the batter isn't taking a lead??

He had one job

Offline Elvir Ovcina

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Was the first base coach asleep????  Isn't it the job of the first base coach to remind the batter of the number of outs and notice if the batter isn't taking a lead??

Yeah, but you need the first base coach to tell you how many outs there are in a stadium full of scoreboards, you're the one who's asleep.

Offline Count Walewski

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Critics said it was risky for the Indians to not hold up fingers after every play to show how many outs there were, but it paid off here.

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Critics said it was risky for the Indians to not hold up fingers after every play to show how many outs there were, but it paid off here.
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