Indian's half of the 6th. Guys on 1st and 2nd, Peralta at the plate, 1 out. Peralta grounds to Jeter who flips to A-Rod at 3rd for the force out. 2 outs, then Lofton comes up and singles to center for another run, driving that Moose the Yanks had out on the mound out of the game.
Now, here's my question: Why wouldn't Jeter have gone for the double play? I'll admit I wasn't 100% locked into the action at that point but it didn't seem like that it would have been that tough of a DP, he surely would have had a decent chance at it. Not like it was a super slow roller he had to charge or anything, and it didn't eat him up. Looked like a pretty routine grounder, perfect for a DP. Is Peralta that fast? Getting the lead runner in that situation over 2 outs doesn't make sense, for not only the obvious "end of the inning" reason, but also because by getting the lead runner you've still got a guy on second in scoring position. Even if you don't pull the DP, with 2 outs the guy at 3rd really isn't hurting you any more than the guy at 2nd.
I don't know, like I say I was just kind of casually watching but it seemed like Jeter had a manner about him that indicated he might have thought there were two outs in the inning when he flipped it to A-Rod. Announcers didn't say anything about it either. Am I mistaken here?
Oh and good start for the Indians, here's hoping the lay the wood to the Yanks again today.
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