Not sure if anyone on the post-game MASN broadcast is going to bring it up (evidently not) but I will: Nolan Reimold misjudged the Andy Marte home run in the top of the 9th inning and wasn’t able to get to the fence quickly enough to make a play on the ball.
And I like Reimold a lot, as a player, but that was a poor defensive play tonight and it helped contribute to the 5-4 O’s loss to Cleveland.
I’m not 100% sure he would have caught the ball if he would have had a good jump on the ball and would have taken the right path to it — but it only landed in the first row of the left field seats and I think he MIGHT have made a play on it…had he not stumbled around out there trying to figure out where the ball was going.
10 minutes into the p0st-game TV broadcast and no one is mentioning it.
That’s not a surprise. They’re busy listening to Dave Trembley explain how “everything was in place” before Jim Johnson coughed up the game-winning dinger.
Johnson made a bad pitch to Marte, for sure, but I’m telling you that Reimold deserves a little bit of a slap on the wrist for his poor defense on that one.
No one else will say it, so I might as well.