Duvall was in the end credited with a two-run single on the weird first-inning play in Wednesday evening’s 9-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. It occurred as a result of Riley thought the ball had been caught.
With runners on first and third and one out, Duvall hit a deep fly ball off Merrill Kelly. Arizona heart fielder Jake McCarthy leaped close to the wall, and the ball deflected off his glove and into the primary row of seats.
Riley, pondering McCarthy had the ball in his glove, retreated to first base as Duvall handed him between first and second. Duvall was dominated out at second on what’s generally known as a “runner’s fielder’s alternative.” Freddie Freeman and Riley scored on the play to offer Duvall 109 RBIs this season, which leads the Nationwide League.
“I wasn’t positive [McCarthy] did not catch it,” Braves supervisor Brian Snitker mentioned. “You might be making the proper play, but when the man in entrance of you would not, you have received to concentrate on it. It isn’t a foul rule in any respect.”
Duvall has 15 dwelling runs with the Braves since being acquired from the Miami Marlins in July.
Baseball historians would possibly level out that Duvall isn’t the one Braves hitter to ever lose a three-run homer due to a baserunning mistake.
Again in 1959, Harvey Haddix of the Pirates took an ideal recreation into the 13th inning towards the Milwaukee Braves at outdated County Stadium. With the rating 0-0, an error put the Braves’ leadoff man on base, ending the perfecto, and Hank Aaron was deliberately walked with one out.
Slugger Joe Adcock then hit a drive over the fence for an obvious three-run homer. Aaron, nonetheless, thought the ball was nonetheless in play — when he noticed the runner forward of him rating, he trotted off the sphere. Adcock, in the meantime, rounded the bases.
The umpires counted Adcock’s homer and mentioned the ultimate rating was 2-0. NL president Warren Giles later dominated Adcock ought to solely be credited with a double and made it a 1-Zero ultimate.
The Related Press contributed to this report.