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Old 08-01-2019, 11:52 PM
Freddy the Pig is offline
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Illinois
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For anyone interested, video of the strikeout is here. Reddick obviously thought he hit the ball, but it looks to me like it bounced in the dirt and then off of the catcher's chest protector. "Blocked" just means that the catcher prevented the ball from going to the backstop. Since there were runners on first and third with two outs, Reddick had the option to run to first base, but he didn't run because he thought it was a foul ball. He was wrong, so he stood there and the catcher retrieved the ball and tagged him out.