Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
The Reds' weirdly bad luck continues. Paul Janish was charged with an error today...that was doubly undeserved. It looks like the umpire blew the call. Rolen fielded Carmona's bunt, and threw it to Janish. The umpire ruled that Janish was pulled off the bag, and Lou Marson was ruled safe.
Terrible call. Let's go to the videotape. Yes, Janish was pulled off the bag, but he was back on it before the runner got there. The only thing I can figure is that the umpire thought his foot wasn't touching the bag. But how could he tell? From his angle, he couldn't tell if Janish's foot was touching the base or not.
And what's up with the scorer ruling that a "missed catch error"? Rolen's throw pulled him off the bag. If there's an error there, it's on Rolen, not Janish.
That really was a crazy inning. Fausto Carmona took a crazy fall running to first. Looks like he just tripped over his own feet. While running at full bore. He actually flew over the base without touching it. Janish probably should have completed his throw to first. Might have gotten Carmona out. Carmona ended up being pulled for a pinch-runner. Injured quad was the report.
Unfortunately for the Reds, Carmona was probably the best chance they had at a win. They ended up getting more hits than the Indians, but losing anyway. All in all, a very strange and frustrating game.
Janish was 1 for 2, before being pulled for a pinch-hitter. Be interesting to see if he starts tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Tony Cingrani's pro debut went pretty well. He pitched two innings, giving up two hits, no runs, no walks, and striking out four.
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