I understand why you might run on Willson Contreras in this situation. It’s a full count. Ben Gamel doesn’t strike out much. There’s one out and you want to stay out of the double-play. I get it.
But the thing is, if you’re facing Keegan Thompson with Willson Contreras behind the plate, you might just run your way into a double-play anyway:
Strike 'em out
Throw 'em out
P.S. don't run on Willson pic.twitter.com/3WydyR1r0K
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Willson Contreras just throws the ball so dang hard, so dang quickly. No chance on that play.