Originally Posted by Ironman92
He was slightly more towards first than usual due to the lefty hitting.....look where Phillips was when the ball caromed off of Cozart's glove. Phillips has to of course field his position but once the ball is caught by the catcher....he sure hadn't moved very much in about 3 seconds to back that play up......or am I wrong and the second baseman does not back up that play?
How, if you're shaded towards first, are you supposed to back up second base on a steal attempt? Pop-to-pop is probably about 2 seconds for Hanigan throwing toward second base. You add in the reaction time to realize that contact hasn't been made, and you cannot expect a guy to get into backup position.