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 a writer for MLB.com. He is an appreciator of the stolen base, the bunt against the shift and nearly every unconventional uniform design. He eagerly awaits Jamie Moyer's inevitable comeback.