The Dodgers had Derrel Thomas on second and Greg Brock on third with one out in the second inning of a scoreless game with the Mets when Pitcher Bob Welch grounded to short. Bob Bailor threw to Catcher Ron Hodges, and Brock, who had started home, headed back to third. Hodges ran Brock back to the bag, which also was occupied by Thomas. Incredibly, Hodges tagged Brock while Thomas sped back to second. "I knew the rule. Third was Brock's," said Thomas. Meanwhile, Welch, who had run all the way to second, saw Thomas waving him back and shifted gears. Met Second Baseman Brian Giles yelled for the ball and Right-fielder Darryl Strawberry covered first, but Hodges held on to it. "I had it in my mind that no one was covering home," he said. Actually, two of his teammates—Pitcher Walt Terrell and First Baseman Keith Hernandez—had thought ahead and were at the plate. The next batter, Steve Sax, singled home two runs, and the Dodgers went on to win 4-1.