Reddick gets the runner -- but didn't mean to
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Josh Reddick stood at his locker, confused, when the media approached him.
"I only walked," Reddick said after Oakland's 9-4 loss to Arizona at Salt River Fields on Tuesday.
When he was told he threw somebody out -- which isn't really breaking news when it comes to the right fielder -- Reddick responded, "Not intentionally."
Tuesday's second inning featured the most bizarre play of the day. With one out and Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt on second, Cody Ross lifted a fly ball to right field, which Reddick caught. As Reddick threw, Goldschmidt appeared to try to decoy Reddick -- though Reddick said the ball "was way too deep for me to be even trying to throw someone out."
Reddick's throw was off, but shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima caught it and, surprised to see Goldschmidt right there, tagged out the first baseman.
"I was just trying to get it into Hiro as quickly as possible, and it went a little offline. It ended up working perfectly," Reddick said.
Reddick's throw was poor, Nakajima didn't hear Goldschmidt's footsteps and, somehow, the A's managed to come out on top in that weird situation.
"I was like, 'OK, that's cool. We'll call it a day,'" said starter A.J. Griffin, who exited after the inning.