Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

World Series insights – Game 3 & 4

BONUS SUNDAY POST!

These insights from Game 3 and 4 of the current World Series between the Mets and the Royals are World-Series-primary-590x647in no particular order.  Once again, I provide links to posts and videos I’ve previously done that expand on these ideas.  Enjoy!

Game 3:

The Met’s catcher made a big mistake and let a key run score because he did not do THIS.  The Royals pitcher screwed up royally by leaving an 0-2 curveball out over the plate.  The announcer said it looked more like a “get me over” curve ball.  I explained that HERE.

Of course, the big talk of Game 3 surrounded Syndergaard’s high and tight first pitch of the game to Escobar.  I’ve talked about that a few times previously.  HERE is one of them and HERE is another.  I’ll have more to say about that pitch in the near future as well.

Game 4:

Lorenzo Cain performed a great delayed steal.  I love delayed steals so much that I wrote three posts about it.  Click for PART 1, PART 2, and PART 3.  David Murphy was not a happy camper after his big 8th inning error on a slow roller.  I did a two part post on fielding slow rollers HERE and HERE.  I also wrote a post on errors in general HERE and the importance of preventing the big inning HERE.  There was a reviewed play at third base on a tag up.  HERE I wrote about the importance of watching runners.  Of course, you can’t talk about Game 4 without mentioning the bone-headed base running play that ended the game when Cepedes got doubled off on a hump-back liner to third.  Little Leaguers should know better.  I wrote about line-drives and base running HERE.

The Royals are a good example of a “slump proof” team.  I wrote about that HERE.

Game 5 tonight!

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