Thursday, August 24, 2017

10th Inning Pitching

Rich Hill, last night's starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, after having already tossed 9 innings of no-hit baseball, was put back on the bump for a 10th inning in a 0-0 tie with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The first batter he would face, Josh Harrison, managed to swat a ball that virtually rolled down the back of the left field wall for a walk-off dong.

Hill should not have been put in the perilous position of potentially taking the loss in the 10th inning. After clocking 9 innings of nearly perfect pitching, the Dodgers decided, against sound judgment, to put Hill back up on the hill for another one.

I'm fairly certain an unwritten rule was broken.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can't friggin stand Pittsburgh.

Anonymous said...

The only good thing that ever came out of Pittsburgh was Peggy Fleming.

danny durden said...

As an aside, I played in the ESBL (Eastern Shore Baseball League) for American Justice Institute. (AJI)

Anonymous said...

I don't recall ever seeing that done.

Anonymous said...

???? Who cares.....

Anonymous said...

One of those times probably where the player pleaded with the manager to allow him to go back out to the mound, manager no doubt allowed it!

danny durden said...

I omitted the manager's name from the brief piece. It's Dave Roberts. And it's not the Dave Roberts who was a pitcher oddly enough. He's not even the Dave Roberts I thought...
When I saw that they had propped up Hill for the 10th...ugh.

Anonymous said...

Awww...poor little snowflake wants a participation trophy...

Here ya go---->🏆

Stacey Milbourne said...

One name comes to mind here: Harvey Haddix. He pitched 12 perfect innings against the then Milwaukee Braves in May of 1959, only to lose in the 12th inning. Who did he pitch for: the Pittsburgh Pirates! Maybe this is karma.

Anonymous said...

obliviously you know nothing about baseball big john

Anonymous said...

JT,you can't have a rational discussion with this bunch.They've grown up being subjected to harsh reactions to normal comments.I appreciate your throwing situations like this out there.I guess even pro coaches and managers do dumb things now and then.

Anonymous said...

It was only a dumb thing because it didn't work. If he pitched a 10 inninv shutout he be called brilliant. You had to leave him in until he gave up 1 hit. It just as easily could have been a out. Batters sometimes miss gravy pitches and sometimes cream really bad azz pitches. That's all part of the game.

Anonymous said...

She's from Chicago