Tagged: Diory Hernandez

“Youkilis’ Heads-Up Baserunning”

I know it’s been a while since I posted but I’m just going to jump right into this.

First, if you have not seen the video, look here.

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It’s just awful Brave’s defense. Some credit deserves to go to Youk, but not a lot. A thief would not praise a fellow thief for stealing candy from a baby. So who’s to blame? Well here’s what I think.

FAULT #1:

Kelly Johnson. He should have thrown to second. Plain and simple.

FAULT #2:

Kelly Johnson. He should have at least tagged Youk. Anyone would rather have had Ortiz on first than Youkillis.

FAULT #3:

Casey Kotchman. On the replay you see he threw it too soon.

FAULT #4:

Diory Hernandez. I believe a throw to Kotchman would’ve gotten him out. Instead he threw it to Kelly and it wasn’t even a good throw.

Of coures this is all on the replay. I would defend Diory and Casey, but not Kelly. Now I love Kelly, but, COME ON!! If you would’ve tagged Youk, the annoucers would’ve praised you and called you a genious (because Youk is a greater base stealing threat than Big Papi). Well, all that matters is that we added another number in the “Win Column.”

Go Braves!

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