Classic infield double play, double play at bat, and what the Cardinals did against the Pirates on Friday night.
In the seventh inning of St. Louis’ game against Pittsburgh at PNC Park on Friday, Rodolfo Castro looped a base hit to right field with runner on second. Brian Reynolds said he was sent off from second place, but when he realized it would be difficult to cross the finish line safely, he tried to get back to his third place.
Catcher Andrew Knysner hit Reynolds behind on a throw, leaving a rundown, but third baseman Nolan Arenado secured the ball and threw it back to Knysner to score an out. Castro on the other hand he turned wide over two seconds and was unable to turn back before being forced out.
The sequence was a baserunning disaster class with two runners out when the team was able to get two runners on base with one out. Regardless, Pittsburgh (51–86) went on to an 8–2 victory in the first game of a three-game series against St. Louis.
Had that inning proved decisive, it would have dealt a heavy blow to the Pirates’ low-points season.
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