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(originally written 1/4/19)
Media And Humor
(originally written October 2014)
NLWC: SF/PIT ALWC: OAK/KC NLDS A: LA/STL NLDS B: SF/WAS ALDS A: KC/LAA ALDS B: DET/BAL NLCS: SF/STL ALCS: KC/BAL WS: SF/KC
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With two outs in the bottom of the first, KC's Eric Hosmer stood on third with Butler on first. Butler mysteriously drifted too far off the bag and was easily hung up by A's P Jon Lester. Hosmer broke for home, where he was easily thrown out—depriving Alex Gordon of an RBI opportunity.
The "Big Donkey" waited over 2,000 MLB games to reach the postseason, but manager Bob Melvin never called on Dunn (whose penchant for K's and defensive shortcomings limited Melvin's options.) For his part, Dunn—expected to retire this off-season—handled the matter with class and did not blame Melvin, who said he did plan to use Dunn until game situations changed.
Here, in Part 2 of our 2014 MLB Postseason retrospective, we'll revisit the American League Wild Card Game.