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Pick-off Attempt at Second Base

The Yankees hosted the A’s on July 9. In the bottom of the third inning, the Yanks had Jacoby Ellsbury on second and Brett Gardner on first with no outs and Mark Teixeira at the plate. A’s pitcher Jesse Chavez, while in contact with the rubber, wheeled toward second and threw to shortstop Marcus Semien, who was shifted and standing about 10 feet behind second base. Semien did not expect the throw and made no…

The Yankees hosted the A’s on July 9. In the bottom of the third inning, the Yanks had Jacoby Ellsbury on second and Brett Gardner on first with no outs and Mark Teixeira at the plate. A’s pitcher Jesse Chavez, while in contact with the rubber, wheeled toward second and threw to shortstop Marcus Semien, who was shifted and standing about 10 feet behind second base. Semien did not expect the throw and made no…

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...the vicinity of the bag nor is making an actual attempt to retire the runner, it is not a violation as in the play above.

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