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Asdrubal Cabrera turned a ridiculous double play

Sep 8, 2013, 11:05 AM EDT

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In case you missed it, Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera turned an incredibly acrobatic double play Saturday in Cleveland’s 9-4 win over the Mets.

Jason Kipnis fielded a hard-hit Zach Lutz grounder with a runner on first base and one out, and air-mailed a backhanded flip to the second base bag. Cabrera averted disaster by leaping high for the ball and also kept his cool enough to plant down on second and make a strong throw over to first. 4-6-3.

MLB.com put the replay in its “Must C Clips” section:

  1. clydeserra - Sep 8, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    that’s why you don’t glove flip kids. its hard to do

  2. Innocent Bystander - Sep 8, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    When discussing great Asdrubal Cabrera plays, I feel the need to reference this one:

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/05/20/asdrubal-cabrera-makes-an-insane-play-to-start-a-double-play/

  3. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Sep 8, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    That looked like the old Super Mario games when you’d jump, realize you jumped too far, then in mid air stop and go backwards.

  4. janessa31888 - Sep 8, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    This is rare. Both of these guys have been rather bad defensively this season. Nice job, Asdrubal!

  5. 4d3fect - Sep 8, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    A thing of beauty and a joy forever.

  6. bosoxfan15 - Sep 8, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    That’s not all that special. First basemen do that all the time.

    • stlouis1baseball - Sep 9, 2013 at 10:39 AM

      Really? Do first baseman then throw dudes out afterwards? Or do they simply toss the ball back to the pitcher after catching the ball at 1st?

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