Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Nearly Won Uggla

A well pitched game nearly ended in 10 innings tonight when Florida Marlins' 2nd baseman Dan Uggla made back to back errors to start the inning. Uggla had bounced into an inning ending double play in the top of the 10th with the tying run on 3rd.

Mike Young's chopper up the middle glanced off of Uggla's glove and Carlos Quentin's bullet went right through Uggla's legs, putting men on the corners with no one out. An intentional walk to Carlos Guillen loaded the bases. But Rockies starter Aaron Cook wasn't giving in.

With the infield in, Uggla got partial redemption, fielding Grady Sizemore's bouncer and throwing home to retire Young. Evan Longoria, whose double tied the game in the 8th, bounced to 3rd baseman Christian Guzman who came home to force out Quentin. Finally, Cook got yet another grounder, a slow bouncer that Miguel Tejada fielded and fired underhanded to nail Justin Morneau.

And Dan Uggla exhaled.

1 comment:

  1. Dan Uggla ... good God ... how freaking bad can you be? That's pathetic. Three errors and twice up with bases loaded and one out can can't deliver. He can take a few years off from the All-Star Game, I'd say. Honestly ... PATHETIC, dude.