Originally Posted by Brutus
It probably depends on the location of where you catch the ball. Since the ball would have to beat the runner in order to wipe out the run, it's a smart play if you're shaded toward left center. If you have to go straight back or toward the line, I still think you're better off trying to throw out the guy at home.
That was the exact scenario that played out. He was going out towards RC to catch the ball and had ZERO chance to throw Choo out at home, even with him jogging home. His only chance was the dart to first which he did. On the replay Votto had just got back to first when the ball bounced past first base with no Marlin there.