Yeah out of how many? How many has he blocked? You forgot to ad that.
"4. Game 4 9th innin = blockable wild pitch"
I didn't think so. A ball thrown that hard into the dirt did not look like an easy pitch to block to me. I didn't think Yadier Molina could have stopped that pitch from getting behind him.
Its not a mistake to make a good swing, with good timing, even if the result isn't positive. There is success and failure. Hurrying a throw while charging the ball and 2-hopping it on the money and in time also isn't a mistake. Mistakes do happen and will happen again. When a player is set up to repeat the same mistake again and again because he isn't good enough to prevent it-- then one has a problem.
When a catcher slaps his mitt at pitches it is a mistake every time. When he misses the ball, then its more noticeable. When he uses bad footwork or when he comes up with his body as a first movement instead of going downward, success just won't occur often.
"A ball thrown that hard into the dirt did not look like an easy pitch to block to me."
It wasn't an easy pitch to block. It should have been blocked. Bouncing behind the plate and within 2 feet should always be blocked. Might Molina have missed it? Maybe-- maybe 1x out of 20 IMO. His mechanics and footwork are just too good to not have a huge success rate.
"Bouncing behind the plate and within 2 feet should always be blocked."
Nice to see someone actually remember where that pitch was.
In the other thread people claimed Santos missed the plate by 4 feet or threw a 55 footer lol.