Double Play Question  

  RSS

Codemos
(@codemos)
Day 1 Supporter
Joined:2 years  ago
Posts: 6
18/04/2017 12:30 pm  

When runners are on 1st and 2nd and a GB is hit, how does the DP work? Can there be an attempt to get the runner at third and first instead of second and first? Or is the runner going to third safe and we follow the normal DP rules for the runners going to second and first?


ReplyQuote
ClutchJordan
(@jordan)
Clutch Creator Admin
Joined:2 years  ago
Posts: 465
18/04/2017 12:44 pm  

You can either throw out the runner at 3rd or attempt the 2nd/1st double play.  Sounds like a good strategy card in the future though!

Business Development/Gameplay & Balance for Clutch Cards


ReplyQuote
Codemos
(@codemos)
Day 1 Supporter
Joined:2 years  ago
Posts: 6
18/04/2017 1:08 pm  

Yeah, there's the strategy card for the triple play... Wouldn't mind a 6-5-3 card as well!


ReplyQuote
BearDownForWhat
(@beardownforwhat)
Day 1 Supporter
Joined:1 year  ago
Posts: 241
18/04/2017 2:01 pm  
Posted by: Codemos

 

Yeah, there's the strategy card for the triple play... Wouldn't mind a 6-5-3 card as well!

   

Or what about a bases loaded 5-2-3 DP?


ReplyQuote
MikeTheRed
(@mikethered)
Day 1 Supporter
Joined:2 years  ago
Posts: 179
02/12/2017 12:03 am  

Bumping this...

The current rulebook isn't explicit about Jordan's ruling in the above post.

Is throwing out the runner heading to third automatic or is there a throw involved?

 


ReplyQuote
ClutchJordan
(@jordan)
Clutch Creator Admin
Joined:2 years  ago
Posts: 465
11/12/2017 10:12 pm  

We went back and discussed this.  As the rules state now, if there is a GB hit with runners on 1st and 2nd, there is no option to throw to 3rd.  The runner is automatically safe at 3rd, the other runner is automatically out at 2nd, and a double play is attempted to get out the batter heading to 1st.

Personally I believe it's better for the game like this because it's already difficult to advance a runner from 2nd to 3rd if there isn't a runner on 1st.  Sort of a tit for tat in the grand scheme of things.

Business Development/Gameplay & Balance for Clutch Cards


ReplyQuote
Share: