Monday, April 13, 2009

How About That

I watched yesterday's Pirates/Reds game thanks to the free preview weekend of MLB Extra Innings. Although the Pirates lost 2-0 (a 2-run homer in the bottom of the first), it was a fun game to watch. The Pirates only managed three hits in the game, but their infield made some great defensive plays.

Shortstop Jack Wilson and second baseman Freddy Sanchez are the best double-play tandem in the league. Here's a clip of a phenomenal double-play to end the sixth inning. Jack makes a diving stop on a ball clearly headed for center field, flips it with his glove to Freddy, who makes a diving throw to first. If you're a fan of great baseball, it's worth your time to check it out.

If you let the player run after the double-play clip, you'll see the year's first triple-play. It was the Pirates' first triple play since Aug. 10, 1993, Jay Bell to Carlos Garcia to Kevin Young against St. Louis at Three Rivers Stadium.

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