Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Scott Ulger cost the Twins at least 1 more run

The third base coach just sent Punto home on a play that wasn't even close. It probably won't cost the Twins the game but it does show a lack of understanding of physics.

There was 1 out, Punto was on 2nd, Castillo hit a hard shot through the hole between 1st and 2nd. It was a well hit ball. Francouer was charging, the ball was hit right to him. It wasn't even going to take a good throw to nail Punto. I assumed Punto would be held at third. He wasn't. He was tagged out easily.

When a ball is hit hard and directly at the rightfielder, who wasn't playing too deep, don't send the damn runner!!!

Scotty, the harder a ball is hit the faster it goes and when the fielder is running straight in, it is easier to get a good strong throw than when he is moving to the left or right.

There is your lesson for today. If he keeps it up, he will be scouting with former thirdbase coach Al Newman.


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