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Another violent collision at the plate

Posted on: May 27, 2011 10:59 pm
Edited on: May 28, 2011 12:31 am
Humberto Quintero

By C. Trent Rosecrans

For those wanting a rules change in the wake of Buster Posey's injury, there's more ammunition after Astros catcher Humberto Quintero was helped off the field after a collision with Arizona third baseman Ryan Roberts in the seventh inning of Friday's game in Houston.

Quintero has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a high ankle sprain, according to MoiseKapenda Bower of on Twitter. Houston called up Robinson Cancel to take his place.

See the play here. 

With bases loaded and one out, Chris Young hit a slow roller between the third-base line and the mound. Astros pitcher Wilton Lopez fielded the ball and made a quick throw to Quintero, but it bounced off of Roberts, who then plowed over Quintero.

Quintero stumbled a little on Young's bat and had his left knee on the ground when Roberts made contact. He immediately grabbed that knee.

Two runs scored -- which were the tying and go-ahead run in the team's 7-6 victory -- and Quintero had to be helped off the field by two members of the team's medical staff.

One big difference between tonight's play and Posey's was that Quintero had the plate completely blocked.

Diamondbacks color commentator Mark Grace said, "Oh, no, not again," immediately after the play.

According to, Quintero suffered a sprained left ankle, which is good news that it isn't more severe -- because it looked a heck of a lot worse.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 6:57 am

Another violent collision at the plate

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Since: May 15, 2011
Posted on: May 28, 2011 8:53 pm

Another violent collision at the plate

C. Trent Rosencrans.  Are you kidding me?  Who the hell is he?  Wasn't he the runner-up in the tiddle-wink championships at Disney's Animal Kingdom?  

More ammunition.  For real?  There is no ammunition.  Play the game.  Maybe get better at your position.  Quintero stumbled over the bat and was hardly hit by the runner. Give me a break.  That dude might twist his ankle stepping off a curb. It's just as much his fault that he was hurt.  
Posey was somewhat casual as he swept the tag, almost as if he expected a slide. He got hit hard.  Tough break. Next time he better have his head on a swivel.

Enough with the bleeding hearts who want to change the rules because someone got hurt.  I've seen guys get hurt pitching, running the bases, colliding with a teammate, running into fences, and jumping on the plate to celebrate a victory.  Lets make it mandatory that all pitchers must use an L screen.

Better yet, why don't we just ban all sports, they are way too violent.  Everyone can choose to either play a musical instrument, do flower arranging, or paint landscapes with water colors. We can use the stadiums for flower shows, concerts, and to house the homeless in times of natural disaster.

PS:  I'm tired of watching overpaid professional jog around second base watching his teammate's fly ball with two outs as Victor Martinez did vs Red Sox last night. I wish someone would run him over

Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: May 28, 2011 3:13 pm

Another violent collision at the plate

If football has certain rules for qbs that have changed over te years, maye baseball needs rules like that for catchers, it always takes a major injury to super star like brady to get that rule changed and now with Posey i think its time for a little chance in baseball..

Since: Apr 23, 2011
Posted on: May 28, 2011 2:00 pm

Another violent collision at the plate

This play happens onec in a great while.  The runner has a choice to slide around or go through, the runner also puts himself at risk if he decides to go through.  Injuries happen, they suck, but you have to move on.  You can't plan the rules around every safety concern, if they did nobody would watch these games.  How about ghost runners so playeres don't get hurt running!

Since: Sep 29, 2010
Posted on: May 28, 2011 10:11 am

Another violent collision at the plate

Why are we trying to change one of the most exciting plays in baseball? Injuries are part of the game and always will be. Should we get rid of the outfield fences so players dont run into them? whats next? Cahnge the bats to plastic and use wiffle balls? What the hell is wrong with america? Im so tired of this pussification of everything. Grow a freakin pair people.

Since: May 28, 2011
Posted on: May 28, 2011 9:29 am

Another violent collision at the plate

Im so confused How they can say this was a Violent collision. Look at the replay, the runner slowed down and almost stopped before going Over the catcher. Lets remember it was a Force out at Home, Why was the Catcher Blocking the Plate ?? I know he stumbled on the bat, but His job was to be Standing with a Foot on the Plate , Not Blocking the Plate.....

Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: May 28, 2011 2:35 am

Another violent collision at the plate

the bat at his feet didn't allow him to set himself up well -- the bat really screwed him up

Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: May 28, 2011 1:51 am

Another violent collision at the plate

Quintero set himself up in a very akward position to start with. The slightest push could've hurt that leg/ankle. That was a weak hit at the plate. It looked worse than it was simply because of the way the catcher set himself up. The catcher needs to set himself up on BOTH feet if there is even a chance they are going to get run over. It is called common sense. Quintero didn't use it, nothing should be done here to change any rules, no fines or suspensions. This is all a part of the game.

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