Re: 4/20 Miami vs the Reds
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.
In this case though, Choo was walking home. The throw to first would've easily have beaten home. But it wouldn't have mattered because Votto was paying attention and was following the throw. I thought it was a smart play as he had ZERO chance at home. Choo would've been running.
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.