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The inability to count pays off for this team
2006-04-25 11:43
by Bob Timmermann

Leigh High of San Jose pitcher Tyler Derby helped to pull of a rare K-2-1-5-1 triple play in a a game against Oak Grove High.

The San Jose Mercury News has an account of the play. You have to read it to fully appreciate how bizarre this play must have been.

2006-04-25 11:52:09
1.   Linkmeister
I can understand mistaking the second out for the third (Hi, Larry Walker!), but the first? Brain lock!
2006-04-25 11:52:31
2.   Ali Nagib
Seriously, how does a team think that the first out is actually the third? I can see getting confused and being off by one, but by TWO? Note to all MLB GMs....don't draft any of the kids from this team.
2006-04-25 11:54:38
3.   grandcosmo
"``We were all laughing in the dugout,'' Leigh Coach Noe Ochoa said. ``I said to the catcher, `You really thought there was one out?' But somehow, instead of one out, we got three. We got lucky.''"

The quote from the manager doesn't make sense. The catcher obviously thought there were two outs before the K.

2006-04-25 11:55:50
4.   Bob Timmermann
I would have loved to have seen that play.

If the scorer were mean, he could have given the catcher and third basemen errors and then it wouldn't have been a triple play.

But since it seems that no runner advanced a base just because of the ball being rolled back to the mound, then it has to go in the books as a strike 'em out, roll it back, throw it over, roll it back, throw it over triple play.

2006-04-25 11:56:25
5.   Bob Timmermann
The coach was likely as confused as everybody else.
2006-04-25 12:45:47
6.   Ken Arneson
4 From what I understand from reading the story, it would be a strike 'em out-roll it back-throw it over-roll it back-run 'em down triple play, as the pitcher made the final out himself.
2006-04-25 12:49:53
7.   Bob Timmermann
In that case, that happens all the time.
2006-04-25 14:26:41
8.   Daniel Zappala
Somebody HAS to have that on video.
2006-04-26 18:52:46
9.   Brent is a Dodger Fan
The lame part is that the catcher still gets a putout, as does the third baseman. The cool part is that the pitcher gets one assist, one putout and a K - in the same play!

The pitcher deserves all the credit, though. How could he have been the only one paying attention? GMs should draft him, but not the catcher or third baseman.

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