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Time Play: Risk vs. Reward

Is the risk worth the reward? With runners on second and third with one out, is the risk of advancing the back runner on a fly ball worth it? Having the back runner advance the extra base has its advantages. But if one or both of the runners do not have a good understanding of the “Time Play’’ rule, you can run yourself out of an inning. Here we discuss 3 time play red flags.

Is the risk worth the reward? With runners on second and third with one out, or first and third with one out, is the risk of advancing the back runner on a fly ball to the mid or short outfield worth it? Or what about runners on first and second and two outs and the batter hits safely and the runner on second goes home while the runner on first attempts to reach third? Of…

Is the risk worth the reward? With runners on second and third with one out, or first and third with one out, is the risk of advancing the back runner on a fly ball to the mid or short outfield worth it? Or what about runners on first and second and two outs and the batter hits safely and the runner on second goes home while the runner on first attempts to reach third? Of…

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...costing the Angels the run. And sometimes the on-deck batter will slow the runner down who is advancing home by giving him the stand-up signal.

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