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Yoenis Cespedes made another incredible throw last night

Jun 12, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

Yoenis Cespedes A's AP

It wasn’t quite as impressive as his laser to throw out Howie Kendrick at the plate Tuesday night, but A’s left fielder Yoenis Cespedes made another great throw last night to nail Albert Pujols at third base.

And, just like Tuesday night’s rocket, it was preceded by Cespedes misplaying the ball in the outfield to convince the baserunner to go another 90 feet. At this point maybe he’s bobbling balls on purpose just to coax runners into testing him.

Here’s the MLB.com video:

“You’ve gotta be kidding me!”

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  1. thatsnuckinfuts - Jun 12, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Now if only he can field a ball cleanly

    • hcf95688 - Jun 12, 2014 at 12:13 PM

      Thats part of his genius: He bobbles the ball on purpose, baiting the runner into trying for an extra bad. He’s just trolling opposing baserunners. Viva Throwenis!

    • pinkfloydprism - Jun 12, 2014 at 1:20 PM

      And wow, is Pujols slow!

  2. Joe - Jun 12, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Same ump as the night before. I like that.

  3. sandpiperair - Jun 12, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Was he mad at Donaldson for the way he applied the tag?

  4. khar9 - Jun 12, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Nice play by the third basemen

    • historiophiliac - Jun 12, 2014 at 10:15 AM

      Yeah, I was more impressed with Donaldson there than Cespedes.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jun 12, 2014 at 12:02 PM

        Word.

  5. temporarilyexiled - Jun 12, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    He’s clearly baiting the trap with phony misplays.

  6. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jun 12, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Good to see Albert feeling frisky, even if it was ultimately an ill-advised decision to go for the extra base.

    • scatterbrian - Jun 12, 2014 at 12:38 PM

      Yep. I was thinking the headline for this post could also be “Albert Pujols made another incredible base-running blunder last night” #tootblan

  7. beepbeepbeeplgb - Jun 12, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    lol, as a cardinal fan I’ve seen Albert try and take an extra base too many times. pretty sure towards the end there he didn’t even pay attention to the 3rd base coach.

    • paperlions - Jun 12, 2014 at 10:49 AM

      When it takes a fantastic throw to barely get you, then it wasn’t a bad decision. It is always a good decision to be aggressive when it takes a nearly perfect play to have a chance to get you.

      • clydeserra - Jun 12, 2014 at 11:19 AM

        Down 4-1 in the sixth is not the time though.

      • paperlions - Jun 12, 2014 at 11:24 AM

        Probably not….with 1 out, probably worth it, with 0 or 2 outs, not so much.

      • beepbeepbeeplgb - Jun 12, 2014 at 11:29 AM

        lol, thanks for the advice skipper but i wasn’t saying anything bad about it. i was just saying I’ve seen that all too many times.

    • stlouis1baseball - Jun 12, 2014 at 12:04 PM

      As a Cardinals fan you have seen AP take several bases then on a semi-regular basis. He has always ran well (from an instincts perspective). Dude used to go 1st to 3rd quite a bit. Of course…he is now much older now and beat up to boot!

    • infieldhit - Jun 12, 2014 at 1:41 PM

      He did ignore the coach before getting thrown out at home the other day. Killing the team at the plate, and now on the bases. And still Sosh slots him 3rd every single night.

  8. lukedunphysscienceproject - Jun 12, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Imagine how good he’ll be when he learns how to use that big leather thing on his other hand.

  9. hushbrother - Jun 12, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    With an arm like that, why doesn’t he play right field?

    • Joe - Jun 12, 2014 at 11:06 AM

      Reddick has a pretty good arm, too.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jun 12, 2014 at 12:52 PM

        Reddick’s arm is not good enough to throw out runners from the DL, though. I have not seen Cowgill throw.

    • scatterbrian - Jun 12, 2014 at 3:56 PM

      I think the question is “Why hasn’t he been playing RF with Reddick on the shelf?” Which is a fair question, but I they’ve been doing OK with Moss and Gentry in RF.

      http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=rf&stats=fld&lg=al&qual=60&type=1&season=2014&month=0&season1=2014&ind=0&team=0&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0&sort=24,d

    • scatterbrian - Jun 12, 2014 at 3:57 PM

      Incidentally, Moss also had two OF assists in the Angels series, giving him four on the season. Same as Puig in less than half the innings.

  10. kycardsfan - Jun 12, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    What if MLB added a skills event to the all-star game. Had guys come in and make ridiculous throws and plays from all around the field. Let Billy Hamilton and Dee Gordon have a foot race. Maybe let the Molina brothers have a foot race. I think it could be really cool.

    • asimonetti88 - Jun 12, 2014 at 11:11 AM

      I would love that

    • clydeserra - Jun 12, 2014 at 11:19 AM

      1979 likes your idea.

  11. esracerx46 - Jun 12, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    Yoenis being Yoenis?

  12. phillysports1 - Jun 12, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    Another great throw. Good job Yoenis !

  13. nbjays - Jun 12, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    “It wasn’t quite as impressive as his laser to throw out Howie Kendrick at the plate Tuesday night,…”

    First time I’ve ever seen a throw with a ballistic arc like that referred to as a “laser”. Ichiro throws lasers, Yoenis throws damn accurate rainbows.

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jun 12, 2014 at 12:53 PM

      Perhaps he is a Brony

    • peymax1693 - Jun 12, 2014 at 1:57 PM

      Couldn’t have said it better myself.
      Was it a great throw? Absolutely, no question about it.
      However, it was in the air way too long to call it a laser.

  14. bkunza - Jun 12, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    He also misplayed the ball two night s in a row.

  15. Bar None - Jun 12, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    Why doesn’t he respect the game and play it the way it is supposed to be played?

  16. hojo20 - Jun 12, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    I don’t see a lot of good arms lately, but Cespedes & Puig have great ones. I wonder if they practiced their craft in Cuba whereas other countries don’t care as much about a big gun.

  17. The Cub Den - Jun 13, 2014 at 8:00 AM

    Again? This kid’s insane!

    http://mlblogscubden.wordpress.com/

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