Catcher Meme #29: It's Out Hunting Season!


Last night during the Pirates/Yankees game, Yanks' catcher Chris Stewart made a beautiful throw in the 1st inning to pickoff Yankees' OF Brett Gardner.

With only one out and a runner on 3B, Stewart stealing this out from the Yankees likely changed the course of the game.

Catchers, look for the outs the other team is giving you! Stewart never hesitated, he may have even made the decision to throw before the pitch was ever delivered. He was confident is his ability and he made a great throw.

He was willing to take the risk of making an error in exchange for stripping the Yankees of a chance to score a very important run (Pirates won the game 5-3).

Catchers, it's out hunting season!

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