Thread: Balk??
View Single Post
  #11 (permalink)  
Old Fri Feb 02, 2018, 11:36am
Rich Ives Rich Ives is online now
Official Forum Member
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 3,140
Originally Posted by Umonblue View Post
This has nothing to do with a runner leading off 2nd it has everything to do with a runner on 3rd base and a runner on 1st base and the Pitcher in the STRETCH position (not wind up) Pitcher is in his motion on delivering the pitch to the batter when the Defense yells "runner going" he then instead of continuing delivering the pitch home, the Pitcher abruptly spins toward 2nd to make a play on the runner.
I have had different answers one saying it is a Balk because 2nd base was not occupied and then another response saying it is not a Balk because Pitcher can legally spin to make a play on the runner from 1st going to 2nd. I am leaning towards the 1st response as it being a Balk.
Sorry that your runner got thrown out.
Rich Ives
Different does not equate to wrong
Reply With Quote