The Mariners delivered a perfect throw to home but no one was there to catch it
Anyone who's played youth baseball has heard from a coach that there's never a reason to just be standing around on the field. There's always somewhere to be moving, either to run down the ball, cut off a throw, or backup some eventual throw. What happens, though, when your obligation to cover a base comes in conflict with you obligation to back up a throw?
During Monday night's game against the Astros, the Mariners discovered the answer to that question on a ground ball to shortstop Dylan Moore. He decided to try to get Alex Bregman out at home, while catcher Omar had designs on backing up a throw to first. Unsurprisingly, it didn't turn out too well:
You have to give Moore credit -- his throw was right on target and appeared to beat the runner home. Of course, that was all sort of a moot point since the Narváez was on his way up the first-base line. At least everyone was moving around. Little League coaches everywhere would be proud.
Eric Chesterton is writer for Cut4. He particularly enjoys bunts against the shift, stolen bases and celebrating his birthday with mascots at the ballpark.