Good call, bad call

BY foxsports • October 25, 2012


Never, ever make the first out at home plate.

The Tigers did just that in the second inning of Game 2 of the World Series.

After Prince Fielder got hit by a Madison Bumgarner pitch to start the inning, Delmon Young lined one into the left-field corner. It was a sure double, which would have put runners at second and third with nobody out.

Instead, Giants left fielder Gregor Blanco fielded the ball, hit the cut-off man, second baseman Marco Scutaro, who fired home to catcher Buster Posey. His sweep tag nailed Fielder, who was waved home by third-base coach Gene Lamont.

The FOX broadcast team reported that it was the first ever 7-4-2 putout in World Series history.

The play at the plate was a close call, but a good one by the umpire.

On the contrary, bad call by Lamont.

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