Last night’s Big East tournament game between Creighton and Seton Hall was a wild one. The winner of the Big East tournament gets an automatic bid to regionals, while all others likely end their season this weekend. It’s crunch time.
With a runner on third and one out, Seton Hall elected to give probably a couple passes via intentional walk to load the bases (we assume). The 2nd pitch didn’t exactly go as planned. The pitch went WAY wide right allowing the winning run for Creighton to come in and score.
This is particularly relevant right now with all the talks of MLB potentially getting rid of the 4 pitch intentional walk. I guess this play makes the case for the importance of making the pitcher throw 4 balls rather than just issue an automatic free pass.
— Michael Murakami (@MichaelMurakami) May 27, 2016