Originally Posted by ST-DocLizard1
Opportunities in a low scoring game such as last night have taken advantage of:
Case in point:
Top of the third
- 1.Curtis Granderson called out on strikes.
- Tampa Bay Rays Hideki Matsui left the game due to an injured leg.
- 2.Mark Teixeira walks.
- 3.Alex Rodriguez walks. Mark Teixeira to 2nd.
- Coaching visit to mound.
- 4.Robinson Cano lines into double play, pitcher Matt Moore to first baseman Carlos Pena. Alex Rodriguez out at 1st.
Two walks in a row and one out. Cano hits into a 1-1-3 DP on the first
pitch. This is a wasted inning with two on for free and could have been the difference in the 1 run game even with the E-3(his first of the year BTW).
A homerun with someone on first would have made the same difference. Or 3 more walks. How you score doesn't matter, it's that you score.
Cano smoked that ball btw. Can't say that was bad hitting, no matter the result.