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Watch the Mariners lose a game on an outfield collision

Aug 25, 2012, 12:08 AM EDT

Eric Thames, Michael Saunders

It looked like Mariners right fielder Eric Thames managed to grab Paul Konerko‘s fly to deep right-center with one out in the ninth inning tonight. Alas, that all changed when center fielder Michael Saunders plowed into him, giving the White Sox a 9-8 win.

Here’s the video.

The game was tied at 8 before Dewayne Wise came around from second to score on the play. Konerko was credited with a walkoff single, and the Mariners lost despite a furious comeback that saw them score six runs in the top of the ninth to take an 8-7 lead.

  1. dawgpoundmember - Aug 25, 2012 at 12:48 AM

    Really? I went to CoPa tonight and seen a 7-2 score and on the ride home when this game was tied I had hope, but thanks for putting salt on the wound.

  2. timb12 - Aug 25, 2012 at 12:58 AM

    You sure this didn’t happen to the Astros?

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Aug 25, 2012 at 1:13 AM

      This could only happen to the M’s…or the Astros…or the Red Sox.

  3. theawesomersfranchise - Aug 25, 2012 at 1:21 AM

    The question must be asked, chances that Saunders bet on the White Sox, and made sure they won?

    – Skip Bayless

  4. dadawg77 - Aug 25, 2012 at 1:27 AM

    What was funny was people complaining about whether or not it was a catch. The thing is even if it was a sac fly Wise still scores after the ball pops out

    • machomarino13 - Aug 25, 2012 at 10:41 AM

      That’s actually not funny. Wise was on second so even if Thames caught it and still collided with Saunders, he still would have been able to get the ball in so that Wise couldn’t get home. Get your facts straight before you start hating on Mariners fans.

      • theawesomersfranchise - Aug 25, 2012 at 10:59 AM

        Is this a joke? So what if he was on second? He tags and scores after the ball comes out easily.

      • esracerx46 - Aug 25, 2012 at 11:25 AM

        I’m a sox fan, but have rooted for the Mariners since Griffey (fav player growing up). And you are a complete homer of a fan. Personally I think it was a catch, but the point is moot because Saunders and/or Thames werent getting up anytime soon. The only chance they had was if Trayvon Robinson came over from left field. Did you watch the game? Or even the replay?

    • rarson - Aug 25, 2012 at 3:45 PM

      The question isn’t whether he could score from second, it’s whether he actually did or not. I can’t tell from the video, but if it really was a catch, and he didn’t tag up, then he didn’t score.

      • machomarino13 - Aug 27, 2012 at 9:05 PM

        I did watch the game. Point is that Wise wasn’t tagging and would have had to run all of the way back to second because he was already halfway to third. That takes a lot of time.

  5. jlovenotjlo - Aug 25, 2012 at 2:53 AM

    Its all comin up White Sox

  6. bobo0383 - Aug 25, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Wasn’t Wise on 2nd? So if the ball is caught he doesn’t score on a sac fly

    • hawkblocked - Aug 25, 2012 at 12:52 PM

      He sure can score on a sac fly, you can take as many bases as you want on a sacrifice as long as you tag up. So if the player catches it, gets creamed by another player and they both lay on the ground like a couple of professional wrestlers as the ball rolls away, Wise can score from 2nd.

      Thames caught it, and then dropped it on the collision. 2 outs, as if it matters.

  7. docktorellis - Aug 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    Side note: Can we institute a policy of setting *HAWK ALERT* in the same way we use *SPOILER ALERT* ? I need to prep myself before the computer speakers erupt with Hawk Harrelson’s craptastic attempt at ‘calling the game.’

    • docktorellis - Aug 25, 2012 at 6:46 PM

      However that link got pasted in there, it wasn’t intentional. I blame Hawk.

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