Another strong outing from LMJ is what I ordered.
Kepler…0-2…singles to LF
Rooker chops out 5-3, Kepler to 2B
Polanco…0-2…strikes out looking
Garver grounds out 6-3
McCormick singles to RF on the first pitch
Passed ball…McCormick to 2B
Chas is taking advantage of his opportunity.
Diaz pops behind 1B, Sano can’t get there, McCormick to 3B, Brantley has to hustle to 2B, as the throw goes into LF. McCormick scores on the TE2, but Brantley gets elbowed in the face. He’s down…but is ok.
Alvarez grounds into 4-6-3 double play, Brantley to 3B
Need a HH ruling:
How is Brantley not awarded 3B there?
Correa takes three strikes.
I do not think it would hurt Alvarez to try to beat out a DP on balls hit into the hole and fielded in the shift. He jogs.
Simmons was in the act of fielding the ball on a play on Brantley. The contact was a result. The question then becomes was Brantley attempting to advance to 3B? If not, no obstruction. I guess it was ruled Brantley did not attempt advance.
I do not have a ruling, but Brantley did not try to get up, and Simmons was not holding him down.
Arraez grounds out 4-3
Sano strikes out swinging
Cave…full count…triples to RF
I was going to say the same thing, but didn’t want to be accused of being an Alvarez hater.