Friday, August 8, 2008

Off The List

Mike Mussina has been pitching awhile and Derek Jeter has also played in a few baseball games.

They both said the same thing when reporters asked about a play in the ninth inning last night.

“I’ve never seen that before.”

Wilson Betemit was on first base with one out when Jose Molina grounded to second. Betemit stayed on the bag because he believed the ball was a looping liner.

Second baseman Ian Kinsler threw out Molina at first which took off the force and Betemit was safe. If Kinsler had thrown to second he would have started a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning. But Johnny Damon moved Betemit into scoring position and Jeter drove him in to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead.

“If you hang around this game long enough you’ll see just about everything,” Mussina said. “That’s one more crossed off my list.”

It’s off my list, too.


Ron W. said...

Strange play. At least we got a run out of it.

JoeyBoy said...

That was, indeed, a strange play.