June 18, 2006 Minnesota Twins @ Pittsburgh Pirates 1:35 PM Start Time
A little Interleague action today.
It's the bottom of the second inning with the score still 0-0. Jason Bay doubles to left to lead off the inning. Johan Santana then faces Freddie Sanchez who singles to right field, with Bay stopping at third. One out later, Jose Castillo steps to the plate. During Castillo's at bat, Minnesota Twin back-up catcher Mike Redmond tried to pick Sanchez off first. Sanchez gets into brief rundown between Twins 1B Justin Morneau and 2B Luis Castillo. After one throw from Morneau to Castillo and back, Morneau sees Bay take off for home. He throws home and this is what happens:
Jason Bay is OUT at the plate!
Sanchez ended up safe back on first and Santana got out of the inning without giving up any runs. The Twins would go on to win the game 8-2.
The winner of this battle is Mike Redmond....and it's about time a catcher won one of these "plays at the plate" battles.