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Play of the Day: Josh Reddick nails George Springer at third base from right field

Apr 26, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT

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Fact: George Springer is very fast. Also a fact: Josh Reddick has a very strong arm. The players’ skills went head-to-head in the bottom of the fourth of Saturday night’s game between the Athletics and Astros.

With a runner on second base and no outs, Robbie Grossman hit a fly ball to right field. Reddick camped under the ball, got his momentum going, and then fired a rocket to third baseman Josh Donaldson just ahead of the sliding Springer to complete the 9-5 double play.

Watch the play here. It’s reminiscent of Ichiro Suzuki‘s throw to nail Terrence Long at third base back in 2001.

  1. Professor Fate - Apr 26, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    What, no mention of missing the cutoff man? Oh, yeah, it isn’t Puig. Carry on.

    • stlouis1baseball - Apr 28, 2014 at 12:52 PM

      The cutoff man isn’t applicable in this situation.
      But don’t let that get in the way of your Puig martyrdom.

  2. rawdog2013 - Apr 26, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    Always fun watching guys run on Reddick. They never learn

    • dillongeeescapeplan - Apr 26, 2014 at 11:54 PM

      Indeed. Hope he rebounds offensively this year. Was a lot of fun to watch in 2012.

  3. kelshannon19 - Apr 27, 2014 at 12:13 AM

    Robbie Grossman isn’t even on the team.

  4. sfm073 - Apr 27, 2014 at 12:54 AM

    Why would there be a cutoff man on that play?

  5. asimonetti88 - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:40 AM

    That was an amazing throw… and thanks for posting the Ichiro throw… one of my all-time favorite plays to watch.

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