Josh Harrison’s double in the bottom of the 11th inning gave the Pirates the 3-2 win over the Mets. A more exciting play? A rundown he found himself in between second and third in the bottom of the 10th. Now, personally, I’m not sure how he’s not out of the baseline on a couple of those flops. Watch: at one point he’s literally laying on the grass:
But he was called safe. And it ended up not mattering given that he didn’t score that inning. But man, I’m not sure how he’s in the baseline there.
Both a Kinsler and a Kintzler made headlines at the Winter Meetings. After the Angels acquired second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Tigers, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Nationals have inked reliever Brandon Kintzler to a two-year contract, pending a physical. Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reports that the deal is worth $10 million and includes a third-year option worth $6 million.
Kintzler, 33, spent the latter half of his 2017 campaign with the Nationals after the Twins traded him. Between both clubs, he put up an aggregate 3.03 ERA with 29 saves and a 39/16 K/BB ratio in 71 1/3 innings.
Sean Doolittle will handle save situations for the Nationals. Kintzler and Ryan Madson will bridge the gap to him in the seventh and eighth innings.