O’s lose a heartbreaker on a Johnson-Reimold-double-mistake

August 27, 2009 | Drew Forrester

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.

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