Back-to-Back Pickoffs Solved

In the ninth inning of a tied game on Wednesday, the Royals had two runners picked off of first base. Now it seems that night’s lineup card gives a little insight to the cause of the blunders.

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Jeff writes for FanGraphs, The Hardball Times and Royals Review, as well as his own website, Baseball Heat Maps with his brother Darrell. In tandem with Bill Petti, he won the 2013 SABR Analytics Research Award for Contemporary Analysis. Follow him on Twitter @jeffwzimmerman.

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  1. JohnnyComeLately says:

    I was watching that game. Not only were 2 runners picked off, they were both pinch-runners. 2 consecutive guys were removed from the lineup, replaced by a seemingly better runner, and then were subsequently picked off. Against a right-handed pitcher too! (feliz)

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  2. LeeTro says:

    To Aviles’ defense, Davis missed the tag, but it was still dumb.

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  3. If it said “GAME: NONE” then maybe you’d have something.

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