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Pitcher Throws to 2B but No Fielder is Covering

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 two out-full count, Giants first baseman Brandon Belt had shifted a good distance behind the base. Granderson reached second base on the errant throw.

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  1. Cupido
    Cupido says:

    Good day gents..is it just me or are there contradting views on throwing to uncovered bases or have there been rule changes since this report was written. U have a similar report where Madison got ejected at a play at first..please explain..clarity required.

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