Seriously… a bases loaded walk and then a walk off hit when DOWN a run and TWO outs… is it too soon to put Heyward at #2 or #3? C’mon, Chipper. Go to Bobby and volunteer the move. It would be a killer classy idea.
Um…link for the inept? Couple three things…1st, let us not overlook Prado’s single to start the 9th. 2nd, I am convinced now more than ever that I wouldn’t know a balk if it bit me on the nose. 3rd, I’m always confused as to which pitcher wins the game. Did JJ win it? I would think no since he left the game while behind. Did EOF win? Should I just give it up all together? Sometimes I have more questions than answers. Thank for your support.
Leah, there are a number of things that serve to be a balk. The Rockies pitcher today seemed guilty of two of them. One, when you go into your wind up, he being left handed, he has to make his step toward first or toward home. He can’t step between the two. He has to commit to either throwing a pitch or throwing to first. If he does not he commits a balk. Reading that, it’s a terrible explanation so I hope you understand what I am trying to say. Second, he has to have a pause in his wind up. He can’t just make it all one motion. And this is what he was called for. Noted that he continued to not pause and quick pitch as Bobby called it, throughtout his time on the mound. Joe Simpson and Glavine both continued to point out that he was doing the same thing each pitch. So I hope that makes some sense.
That does make a lot of sense. The pause in his pitch issue…I assume this has something to do with the batter being able to be ready? Ok…one more question, (yea right…have we met?) I read that Jimenez started pitching from the windup in the 6th inning or something like that. Wasn’t he winding up in the first 5 innings?