Sanches almost made a hit
An overturned call by the official scorer on Wednesday night cost Brian Sanches a hit and some extra pocket change. Well, more like $175.
The play in question came in the fifth inning in Florida’s 9-6 loss to the Brewers. Sanches hit for the first time in his MLB career, and off Braden Looper he slapped a swinging bunt with the bases loaded.
The ball dribbled to the third-base side of the mound. Looper fielded it, and initially thought about coming to the plate. Instead, he threw to first, and the toss was off the mark. Sanches reached. The first running was RBI single.
But after reviewing the play, the official scorer changed it to an error on Looper. The RBI stood, but the hit was wiped away.
It was a costly change. The Marlins relievers — and there are seven of them — have come up with a reward system for each time one of them gets a hit.
For a single, they’ve all agreed to pay $25 each. For a double, the price rises to $50. Triples are worth $75 and a home run is $100.
Unfortunately for Sanches, there is no reward for RBIs.
– Joe Frisaro