Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Rare Moments

It is often said that if you watch baseball long enough you will see something you have never seen before.
Tonight's game between the Cardinals and the Pirates is a prime example of that adage.
During the bottom of the 5th inning, the Pirates seemingly scored on a sacrifice fly. The Cardinals appealed the play at 3rd base and the runner was ruled out for leaving early by the third base umpire. However, our replays showed that the runner didn't leave early and the umpire missed the call.
Albert Pujols, the Cardinals 1st baseman made 3 errors in a game for the first time.
In the bottom of the 6th inning, the Pirate had runners on first and third with no outs. After a strikeout, there was a fly ball hit to the right fielder. The first baseman, Pujols, cut off the throw to the plate an tagged out the runner from first before the run scored and the Cardinals were out of the inning. Just a horrible baserunning blunder.
Apart from these oddities, this was an exciting game for the Cardinals fans. The Redbirds won the game with a two run ninth inning by the score of 6 - 4.
There was another close play at third base in the bottom of the ninth inning but, despite the loud boos from the crowd, the umpire made the right call.
An exciting game full of rare moments - fun indeed.

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