The Padres score six runs in the top of the tenth.
And Gabe Kapler descends into moronhood.
Gabe Kapler is the dumbest manager on the face of the planet I swear
— Alex Bartlett (@alexbartlett12) July 31, 2020
Gabe Kapler not knowing the rules about pitching changes is everything I need to know about him
The talent on the team stinks, but the coach may be worse
— Akash Anavarathan (@akashanav) July 31, 2020
Here’s the full video, on the Big Inning channel:
10th inning. The Padres start with a runner on second, per the new 2020 rules. And they proceed to get hit after hit, after hit after hit. An inning that had something other than six runs steal the headlines.
Gabe Kapler, and the Mound Visit Mishap. Making a pitching change when he shouldn’t, couldn’t, and had no idea.
"Really an embarrassing moment for Gabe Kapler," Mike Krukow said. "We were looking at each thinking, what, did they change that rule too?"
"I went over to the doorway in your booth and said, 'Am I missing something here?'" said Duane Kuiper.
— Bay Area Sports Guy (@BASportsGuy) July 31, 2020
The rule is:
After making a mound visit, the pitcher must face one batter.
Breakdown of the Gabe Kapler/Bruce Bochy mound visit rules:
-After a mound visit (by the catcher or the pitching coach) is used, the pitcher must face one batter.
-After the second mound visit is used, the pitcher must come out of the game.
— Kobert Gobert, MLB Tweeting Enthusiast (@KobertGobert) August 1, 2020
Gabe Kapler, who as Phillies manager made a call to the bullpen with no one warming up, just tried to pull his pitcher immediately after his pitching coach left the mound, which is not allowed.
— Dayton from Nebraska (@BravesAmerica) July 31, 2020
So, eluding all the umpires, the players, the Padres manager, and Kapler himself, said rule gets forgotten. Rogers gets pulled. The commercial break begins. And after the break—Rogers is back out there on the mound.
He delivers to the next batter, and the first pitch is a dribbler in front of home. The Giants can’t field it in time, Garcia comes home to score.
A moment later, it was 12-6.
12-6 Padres in the 10th and the SF Giants crowd has gone absolutely silent. Stadium looks empty now.
— Connor (@CJMPadres23) July 31, 2020
Electric baseball, from a young Padres team that might just have a chance. Right next to the Dodgers in the NL West, a week into the season.
And the biggest extra-inning of the year.
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