Diamondbacks vs. Brewers: Arizona Takes Early Lead

In the bottom of the first inning, Willie Bloomquist got a single. Then he stole second base. This is because Willie Bloomquist is Tim Raines now. The Brewers had a detailed plan on how to pitch to Bloomquist, but an intern lost the index card.

Bloomquist scored on a Miguel Montero double to deep center that Nyjer Morgan couldn't haul in, giving Arizona an early 1-0 lead. Rookie Paul Goldschmidt singled to the opposite field to score Montero, who beat Corey Hart's throw even though he was running on a pair of catcher's legs.

The twist to the inning, though, is that Rickey Bloomquist was actually out on the stolen base. Or, at least, he should have been. It was a close play, so this isn't a slam on second-base umpire Jeff Kellogg, but the inning certainly would have gone quite differently if the correct call had been made.

The solution to umpires blowing calls, of course, is to not allow hits to Willie Bloomquist.

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