Originally Posted by venividivicibj
This is the worst thing. I'd rather have them be hitting shots and scoring runs than this weak ass ground ball but still being safe shit
Yep. Plus none of their outfielders can throw - in Kendrick's case at least he has the semi-excuse of being a second baseman playing left field, but it's still terrible.
And I can't understand why Roberts -- of all people -- refused to run on Lester, who lets everyone take a ginormous lead and is scared to throw to first because he might go all Steve Sax. I mean, Roberts is a guy whose biggest moment as a player was a steal in a tense playoff game that ignited one of the most famous post season rallies in baseball history.
Fucking Pederson was literally lined up facing second like a sprinter in the starting blocks, but then would turn around and step back toward first every time as the pitch went to the plate. Not only do you advance the runner and eliminate the force when you take that gimme steal, you also force the middle infielders to break and cover the bag, turning routine grounders into singles.