From: Dale Hicks on 4 Jun 2010 01:07
Venters gets the one-pitch save, in relief of Saito who had taken
Martin to an 0-2 count before injuring himself.
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From: Sam Hutcheson on 4 Jun 2010 01:29
On Jun 4, 1:07 am, Dale Hicks <a...(a)b.com> wrote:
> Venters gets the one-pitch save, in relief of Saito who had taken
> Martin to an 0-2 count before injuring himself.
If I could, I'd give the save to Brian McCann. He completely f*cked
with Martin's head on the last pitch of the game.
The 0-1 to Martin was "on the black" on the outside half, and was
probably a little off the plate to be honest. The rookie ump called
it a strike and Martin, a catcher, walked across the plate to mark the
spot where he thought it was (outside.) After that, Saito could have
thrown the ball anywhere in the zip code for strike two, even though
he threw a better "on the black" fastball for the called second
strike. It was that delivery that pulled his hamstring (or cramped up
Venters came in and warmed up as the injury replacement. All that
time Martin stewed over the previous two called fastball strikes.
When Venters was ready, Martin stepped back in and McCann dropped down
the "3" sign. Venters threw a nasty split/slider and Martin swung out
of his shoes over the top of it. Ball game.
It was excellent to behold.
From: The Ghost of General Lee on 4 Jun 2010 02:33
On Fri, 4 Jun 2010 00:07:01 -0500, Dale Hicks <a(a)b.com> wrote:
>Venters gets the one-pitch save, in relief of Saito who had taken
>Martin to an 0-2 count before injuring himself.
The replay seemed to indicate Saito injured himself on the first pitch
to Martin. It was to his credit to be able to get that second strike
before coming out of the game.