- Dec 12, 2008
- Reaction score
See here is the issue for that.
The Correa "check swing" was after the foul ball called double. Only we reason we were down.
The bats definitely shrivled in the clutch big time. Solanos 3 pitch K(I believe it was 3) before the AK hose job was embarrassing. And usually blaming the umps is bad.
But this was a special circumstance where one blatantly foul ball didnt just give the hitter new life. It straight up gave them a double and a run.
Where two calls straight up took the bat out of our hitters hands in a 8-7 bases loaded 1 out situation.
At least in the Correa AB he still had to complete the walk and Buxton still had to hit a 170 mph frozen rope grounder that went all the way to the wall for us to benefit.
For Correa, regardless he would have been rung up and Buxton would have been up with bases empty, 2 out.
Here's the rabbit hole aspect of it, say the Dodgers go ahead double does get called rightfully a foul ball. For all we know that hitter may have hit a HR to put the Dodgers up 2.
In the end, Twins went 1-11 after Buxton's hit with RISP. The hit was bunt misplayed by the pitcher.
AK even had another chance at redemption in the 12th but flied out, unfortunately this time with 2 outs. Sure it would have been nice in the 10th if he had another hack or two to get the ball to the outfield. He also might have grounded into an inning double play.
The calls sucked. No doubt. Everyone can choose whatever angst they want obviously. I'm more frustrated with the lack of ability to drive in the runs on the other 10 ABs after the 9th inning, but to each their own.