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How to Avoid the Tag

The Cubs hosted the Phillies on May 29, 2016. In the top of the fourth, the Phils had Fred Galvis on third and Maikel Franco on first with one out when Tommy Joseph hit a ground ball to second baseman Ben Zobrist. To avoid Zobrist, Franco ran right, 90 degrees away from Zobrist, and was called out for running out of the baseline. Zobrist then threw to first for the inning-ending out. The broadcasters were…

The Cubs hosted the Phillies on May 29, 2016. In the top of the fourth, the Phils had Fred Galvis on third and Maikel Franco on first with one out when Tommy Joseph hit a ground ball to second baseman Ben Zobrist. To avoid Zobrist, Franco ran right, 90 degrees away from Zobrist, and was called out for running out of the baseline. Zobrist then threw to first for the inning-ending out. The broadcasters were…

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...interest” in making a tag attempt as soon as possible even if the runner is a good distance away. This will restrict the runner’s baseline.

 

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