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|, March 11, 2013|
|Topic: General and miscellaneous|
Discussion: 5 on third
I had this discussion with my pitcher last tournament
With the 5th run on third and less than 2 outs I move outfielders in just enouth so they can have a chance to throw the guy out at home on a popup in the outfiels or a line drive caught.
My pitcher argues that with 5 on third and a runner on first we should leave the outfielders deeper to make the batter think about having to hit a long enough fly and perhaps more of a chance for a double play ball.
I don't buy it. You might as well take the outfielders off the field if he can only catch the ball and 5 still scores on a sac fly. Its true most of the time the runner scores but why not have a chance to stop the run with a short fly ball or line drive caught.
I just dont think players are dumb enough to let outfielders playing deeper confuse them enough to mess up their concentration. If its a ground ball you can still turn the DP no matter where the outfielders are.
Can anyone change my mind
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