After a double steal put runners on second and third, Metcalf broke far off second base on a 2-2 pitch to Steven McMichael. IVC catcher Anthony Almeida sprang from behind the plate and directed a throw to second, in an attempt to nail the wayward Metcalf, who was merely executing a scripted play. The throw sailed into center field, allowing Cho to score to make it 5-3.
Altobelli and pitching coach Dave Bowman elected to send Doran out for the ninth, despite the fact that he had already thrown 116 pitches.
"We probably went too long with him, but he's such a strike thrower and a bulldog and he had left it all out there," Altobelli said. "We kind of wanted him to make it or break it."