Ellis Out At Third

We’re still scratching our heads about Mark Ellis getting thrown out as the lead half of an attempted double steal in the third inning.  It was a nice peg by Mathis but a curious decision by Bob Geren.  

It probably wasn’t Billy Beane’s favorite play of the night.

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3 responses to “Ellis Out At Third

  1. I thought it was a good idea, actually. First pitch right after an error on a play that should have gotten the pitcher out of the inning. Young pitcher on the mound. A lot of times he’s going to be a little upset and not really paying attention the runner on second. Didn’t work out for them, but I thought it was a good call. Took a perfect throw to get him.

  2. Nolan Tanana

    Strategically, it seems like a decent risk. However, it really doesn’t seem like something the A’s would normally do.

  3. That’s just part of the genius!

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