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Play of the Day: Nolan Arenado makes a nifty snag

Jun 15, 2013, 10:05 PM EDT

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado made a heck of a play on a Jonathan Pettibone grounder in the second inning of today’s game against the Phillies. Pettibone chopped the ball down the third base line. Arenado, who was playing in and off the line, dove to his right and snagged the ball when it was behind his body. Somehow, in the span of about a second, he was able to sit upright and fire across the diamond to get the out at first base. Jordan Pacheco helped out with a very nice scoop on the low throw.

The 22-year-old Arenado also went 3-for-5 with a pair of runs batted in as the Rockies went on to win 10-5.

  1. thebadguyswon - Jun 15, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    He has a tremendous glove. His reaction time is unbelievable.

  2. spellingcops - Jun 16, 2013 at 4:00 AM

    This kid is so much fun to watch.

  3. tuloisgod - Jun 16, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Nice to see some love for Arenado. I always was under the impression that he was coveted for his bat, but, wow, this kid has been nothing short of terrific in the field! If Tulo could ever stay healthy enough to be in the lineup, that’s a pretty air-tight left side of the infield.

  4. aceshigh11 - Jun 16, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    It’s the throw that kills me. Snagging the ball was cool enough, but to get off an accurate throw from a sitting position…wow.

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