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baseball scoring question

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by bigpern23, May 22, 2007.

  1. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Team A had runners at first and third with one out. Runner on first tries to steal second, but is caught in a rundown when the pitcher picks him off. As Runner A retreats to first, Runner B breaks for home. Second baseman for Team B throws home and cuts down Runner B at the plate as Runner A advances to second base.

    Does this go down as a stolen base for Runner A? Defensive indifference?
  2. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    I'm thinking it's a straight stolen base for Runner A and a caught stealing for Runner B with an assist from the second baseman, but will defer to the more knowledgable scorers. It's certainly not DI.
  3. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    It is a plain ol stolen base.
    Well, with a 2-6-2 CS of Runner B.
  4. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    Point is right. SB for Runner A and CS for Runner B. But I believe you have to include the whole pickoff sequence in the CS (i.e. 1-3-6-4-2, or whatever it was).
  5. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    That's what I thought, but wanted to be sure. Didn't want to inflate the team's SB numbers more than they already were (had seven stolen bases, one defensive indifference and the CS).

    One other one for you folks: Runners on first and third, no outs, guy drops down a sac bunt. Catcher tries to get runner at third, all runners are safe. It still goes down as a sacrifice and not a fielder's choice, correct?
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Sac/FC ... sacrifice, no official at-bat ... safe at first on fielder's choice.
  7. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    I'm not absolutely 100 percent certain but in the case of a double steal no stolen base is awarded if the lead runner is retired.
  8. hankschu

    hankschu Member

    Actually, the runner out at home is charged with a caught stealing and the other runner reaches second on a fielder's choice.

    There can be no stolen base when another runner is caught stealing.
  9. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Good point! I think you guys are right.
  10. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    OK -- Here is one I had to deal with yesterday -- Team A has a runner on second.

    Pitcher of Team B throws pick off attempt to shortstop covering the base -- the ball is wild but it bounced off the shortstops leg and rolled to the second baseman.

    Runner apparently didn't really see the ball and jumped up and broke for third but was thrown out by second baseman.

    Is there an error on the pitcher for the bad throw or no error because an out was made?
  11. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    no advance = no error
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