Originally Posted by M2
I don't know what kind of jump Lee had on that play, but the pitch was as close to being a pitch out without being a pitch out as you can get. It was high and outside and it allowed Ross to catch the ball out of the crouch and get right into his throwing motion. He also had a clear view of the runner. I would expect most every catcher to get the out on that pitch.
I've always thought that Ross actually gets rid of the ball quickly and throws well. It's the only part of his defense that I think is good. It's odd I think he's above average in throwing out runners but far below average in blocking balls. That WP on Harang should have been a PB, actually he should have turned his glove over and stopped it easily, it looked very lazy.