The Royals’ Infield Pulls Off Incredible Play, Is Full Of Magicians

07.29.15 4 years ago 7 Comments

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Middle infielders have had a recent run of success on ground balls up the middle that seemingly had no business being outs. Just last week, the Reds’ Brandon Phillips and Eugenio Suarez combined on a ridiculous play that robbed Jorge Soler of a base hit. On Tuesday night, it was the Royals’ middle-infield that got in on the action.

With the Royals leading the Indians 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth, Roberto Perez hit a ground ball up the middle that had “base hit” written all over it. Out of nowhere, Omar Infante fielded it, and in one motion, backhand-flipped it to Alcides Escobar, who then threw to first for the out.

Are infielders practicing this play and trying to one-up each other, or is this just a fluke?

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