Can someone smarter than me explain why Piedmonte was pulled so early with a low pitch count? Is he hurt or something?
The blown call at the plate you referenced: I was watching on ESPN3 – he nearly had him, but with the blind sweep of the hand, he caught him in the torso after the runner’s feet had already hit the plate. A little further over and he would have had him. What a terrible inning.
I was watching Saturday’s O’s/Sox game at the same time I was watching the 2nd Pack/Hoo game. Eerily similar – State/O’s held slim lead until a freak inning gave up the lead. Then, both won with a walk-off homer in the 10th. Always nice when the good guy wins.