Seth22 wrote:They say Piazza works great with a staff. He is one of the more trusted signal callers.
BUT... he can't catch or throw the ball. I believe 19 of 21 attempted base-stealers have been successful. Watching him throw is pretty sad. He 2-bounces everything.
True, his arm is terrible. Hower, last night Furcal swiped 3 bags on the pitcher. He just wasn't holding the runners, and Piazza can't be expected to make up for that at his age.
Did you watch the game? Maybe I don't know enough about pick-off attempts, but they threw over to first 6 consecutive times at one point. Heilman was constantly checking the runner. Not to mention a pitch out.
Like I said, maybe I don't recognize when a pirtcher is holding a runner properly, but I thought they did everything they could to contain Furcal. IMO, it was Piazza's arm. He bounced one throw and was off the mark on the other two.