The Phillies’ Scott Kingery thought he had just hit his third home run when he drilled a Brandon McCarthy fastball to left-center field at SunTrust park on Wednesday evening. Center fielder Ender Inciarte had other ideas.
Inciarte raced to the wall, timed his leap, and brought Kingery’s home run back from just beyond the fence, saving a run for his pitcher.
Inciarte showed why he’s a deserving two-time Gold Glove Award winner.
Brewers manager Craig Counsell took “the opener” to new heights in Game 5 of the NLCS on Wednesday evening. Expecting Wade Miley to pitch a sizable portion of the game, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts stacked the lineup with right-handed hitters behind leadoff batter Cody Bellinger.
Wade Miley walked Bellinger to start the game. Counsell promptly walked to the mound and called for right-hander Brandon Woodruff, removing Miley from the game after just one batter and five pitches, as was the plan. Woodruff will face almost exclusively right-handers down the Dodgers’ lineup with the exceptions of Max Muncy and Clayton Kershaw.
Miley will now start Game 6. Or will he?