When I was young they used to have a feature called, "You be the Umpire." While the outcome of the game today was nothing to write about, this one play was interesting. Situation: The Bees are batting with Luis Jimenez on first and Ryan Langerhans on third and one out. Efron Navaro hits a fly ball to Trayvon Robinson in center field. Ryan tags up and Luis goes half way between first and second.
Trayvon catches the ball, but then drops it. Ryan takes off for home, and Trayvon picks up the ball and throws it home. Ryan scores, but the umpire rules Efron out because he felt that Trayvon had held the ball long enough. The Bees seemed to have a different opinion, Efron went to first base and Luis went to second base.
Guillermo Quiroz, the catcher sees the whole play, runs down to first base, and steps on it. The first base umpire calls the runner out, but no one, not even Curto figured out what happened until next inning. The Rainiers got lucky because they got two outs and the inning ended with only one run scored on the play. Efron did get credit for a SF and no AB, but it was also a DP for the Rainiers.
Edited by Vidya, 08 April 2012 - 06:32 PM.
My 2014 AAP's:
James Jones, Rainiers outfielder extraordinaire.
Ji-Man Choi, Rainiers slugging first baseman.
Carson Smith, Rainiers bullpen.
Logan Kensing, Rainiers bullpen.
Jesus Montero, trimmed down and ready to go.
Sorry, Ji-Man, but really? Maybe when you get off the restricted list, Montero will have been promoted.
Carson is doing a fine job, but Logan has been dominant and deserves recognition.