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Base running (Casilla/Dickerson)


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Okay I realize the first thing you all are gonna say is "no the 15 left on base killed us" and that is true, but any chance we had in the 9th was pretty much ruined by Casilla trying to steal with nobody out. That just makes no sense to me. I'm sure you all remember the incident where he forgot how many outs there were too. Alexi can fly but I'm now pretty convinced that he is really lacking in base running instincts.

Somebody please explain to me how that attempted steal made any sense because I can't see any reasons. It was way too big of a risk with no outs.

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Okay I realize the first thing you all are gonna say is "no the 15 left on base killed us" and that is true, but any chance we had in the 9th was pretty much ruined by Casilla trying to steal with nobody out. That just makes no sense to me. I'm sure you all remember the incident where he forgot how many outs there were too. Alexi can fly but I'm now pretty convinced that he is really lacking in base running instincts.

Somebody please explain to me how that attempted steal made any sense because I can't see any reasons. It was way too big of a risk with no outs.

Do you think Casilla was running on his own? I would be surprised if that were the case, but I guess it's possible.

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He did nothing wrong, he got thrown out. It wound up almost being a pitchout. Perfect pitch to throw.

If Nick wasn't struggling so much and his hitting like normal I doubt he goes.

This. That was damn near a pitch-out. Molina had the best possible set-up for the throw. He was nearly standing when he caught it.

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Right call against the right pitcher. Runners have stolen 7 out of 8 against him. Casilla got a good jump, but Molina threw a perfect throw. If it's on the other side of the bag, he's safe. He threw it right into the runner and got Casilla by about 2-3 feet.

You absolutely need to make that play. Nick is a double play waiting to happen, especially with his approach as of late. Today he looked terrible at the plate aside from his first AB.

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Yea I suppose it may not have been his decision to go. I still think it's too risky with no outs. Billy Beane surely wouldn't approve. :)

I'd rather risk stealing against a pitcher who has allowed 88% of base runners to steal, then give Nick Markakis the opportunity to hit into a double play. Or hit a lazy popup.

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