You have to know, YOU HAVE TO KNOW that you have to let that ball land foul for a 1-2 count against Lorretta. Robinson is one of the fastest guys in the league, you have no chance to throw him out. NO CHANCE!!! Let the ball land foul and get him on the next pitch. Instead, we lose a game, and a player on a play that should never have happened.
What a terrible game. The Giants pitchers must have thrown 200 pitches, the Padres had like 40 6-pitch or more at-bats, the Giants blew a 2-0 and a 3-1 lead; we couldn’t have had two guys take more than three pitches the whole game.
Update: Lot’s of backtalk, some agree with me, some don’t. Let me clarify my thoughts, as I was screaming at the TV for the whole game up to the point when I sat down to write last night. Players (and the manager and coaches) plan for what they are going to do in certain situations, all the time. If it’s hit to short, come home, if it’s bunted, we’ll run the wheel play, etc..
In that situation, I can’t believe that no one has ever thought about all of the possible contingencies for a tough play on a shallow fly that may or may not drop in fair territory in a tie-game, on the road, etc.. He didn’t have to make a decision in a split second, just like Dallimore didn’t have to on the grounder that he threw home for the first out. (by the way, a good throw there and it’s an easy double play and Mohr’s catch is one of the Top Ten plays of the year).
I’m not saying Mohr is an idiot. I’m saying the Giants should have been coached to consider the possibility that that type of play might happen, and in that situation, you let it drop. Yes, there’s still only one out, BUT THE GAME WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN OVER!!!!!!!! Anything can happen, as long as the game isn’t over.