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Want to see a guy score from first on a bunt?

May 9, 2011, 3:09 PM EDT

Dee Gordon of the Albuquerque Isotopes did, admittedly, get some help with an error. But still, there is no way this dude should have scored from first on a bunt, right?  I mean, that’s impossible.  Highlight starts at 1:23.

Thanks to Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness for the head’s up.

  1. The Dangerous Mabry - May 9, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    For anyone with a modern attention span (10 seconds or less), the play in question starts at about 1:25 in the video.

    • The Dangerous Mabry - May 9, 2011 at 3:15 PM

      And…Craig ninja-edits in the timestamp as I post. Nice job, big guy. Making me look all redundant like that.

  2. Chris St. John - May 9, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    I went to an Isotopes game earlier in the season where Gordon attempted to go 1st to 3rd on a sac bunt, without an error. He got thrown out, but good to know he didn’t let that get him down.

    Oh, and way to bury the lede! It was a walk-off win on this play!

  3. paperlions - May 9, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    Oh, okay. Nick Stavinoha was involved. That explains it.

  4. dlevalley - May 9, 2011 at 3:18 PM

    On scoring from first on singles:
    http://joeposnanski.blogspot.com/2011/05/willie-mays-turns-80-today.html

  5. clydeserra - May 9, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    seen it.

    http://www.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=417831&w=2005/open/topplays/archive04/041605_anaoak_swisher_scores_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/04/16/anamlb-oakmlb-1&cid=mlb&fid=mlb_tp350&v=2

  6. Joe - May 9, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    That guy is fast. The announcer sounds like every other minor league radio/TV guy I’ve ever heard.

  7. Jonny 5 - May 9, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    I scored once on a bunt. Oh, I see. That “is not” referring to getting “lucky” on a date even though you didn’t even want or try to…… ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhkay sorry folks…

  8. Travis Reitsma - May 9, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    More importantly, why are the Albuquerque Isotopes drawing more fans than the Rays?

    • rebarratige - May 9, 2011 at 3:35 PM

      They figured out the extra 3 percent?

    • oldnumero7 - May 9, 2011 at 3:44 PM

      It’s a good baseball town, and a GREAT park–my all-time favorite. Just the right mix of big-league and minor-league. They draw 10K on weeknights and sell out almost every weekend game, top 10 in attendance in the minors every year.

  9. kinggeorge96 - May 9, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    I think Teixeira scoring on Castillo’s error was even better… That Isotopes guy made it around the bases in what, 5 seconds it seemed like.. he was flyin!

  10. kopy - May 9, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Tip of the day:

    To make YouTube videos play at a specific time, add a suffix after the link of #t=00m00s, or in this case #t=1m23s

    • kopy - May 9, 2011 at 3:39 PM

      Did not mean to embed, that can be deleted,

      • kopy - May 9, 2011 at 3:40 PM

        I’m done.

      • Jonny 5 - May 9, 2011 at 3:41 PM

        Your name fits you well sir..

  11. shaggylocks - May 9, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    Who covers home on a play like that? Was that the pitcher?

  12. tjwilliams - May 9, 2011 at 7:07 PM

    Want to see a guy score from home on a bunt? Okay, I don’t actually have video, but on June 4, 2001, against the Indians, Cristian Guzman bunted with two outs and a runner on 3rd. Ricardo Rincon launched the ball into right field and Juan Gonzalez struggled to track it down, allowing Guzman (who dove into first base) to score. Or, as Baseball Reference puts it:

    Single to P (Bunt); Rivas Scores; Guzman Scores/Adv on E1 (throw)/unER/No RBI

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/MIN/MIN200106040.shtml

  13. mmason0071 - May 10, 2011 at 12:21 AM

    Heck, that is nothing. Last year the Mariner’s lost a walk-off game by letting a runner score from first on a strike out wild pitch.

  14. cleverbob - May 10, 2011 at 8:56 AM

    The ‘Topes were better when they played in Springfield…

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