First in MLB History, the 4-6-5-6-5-3-4 Triple Play!
The Yankees pulled out a 5-2 victory against the Orioles with the most impressive triple play of all time! MLB’s first, 4-6-5-6-5-3-4 triple play, featuring 6 throws.
Orioles Alexi Casilli was on second, and Nick Makakis was on first, with Manny Machado at the plate. Manny hits the ball to Robinson Cano, who quickly lobs it to Yankee short stop Jayson Nix for a force out at second. Then instead of the standard next step, a Nix throw to first, he rifles the ball to Kevin Youklis at third, and catches Casilli in a rundown, eventually being tagged out by Youklis. Machado is now on his way to second, as quick thinking veteran Youklis fires the ball to Lyle Overbay at first, setting off another rundown and leading to Cano tagging Machado for the third out. Nice!
Shutting out the Orioles 3-0, Yankee pitcher Hiroki Kuroda came back after being hurt and threw a five hitter.
Things didn’t go as well for Padres Carlos Quentin, charging the mound after a retaliation for being hit by a ball thrown by Dodger pitcher Zack Greinke. A free-for-all brawl followed with Greinke breaking his collar bone, and Quentin being suspended for eight games. Please, doesn’t anybody realize a good brouhaha is part of the game?
On a lighter note, I’m hoping by All-Star break that the Yankees will go after last years American League Cy Young winner, Tampa Bay Rays, David Price.
Posted on April 16, 2013, in 2013, Orioles, Rays, Yankees and tagged Hiroki Kuroda, Jayson Nix, Kevin Youklis, Lyle OVerbay, Manny Machado, Orioles, Robinson Cano, triple play, Yankee, Yankees, Zack Greinke. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.