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Video: Andrelton Simmons protects the Braves’ late lead with an amazing play at shortstop

Aug 27, 2014, 10:23 PM EDT

Andrelton Simmons kept the Braves’ lead intact with this ridiculous play Wednesday night …

That ended the bottom of the eighth inning. Braves closer Craig Kimbrel surrendered a single and a walk to open the bottom of the ninth inning but recorded three straight outs to close out Atlanta’s 3-2 victory.

  1. bobhorner - Aug 27, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    Simply the best defensive player in MLB regardless of position. Not sure it can even be argued at this point.

    • realgone2 - Aug 27, 2014 at 10:37 PM

      cant be argued at all

  2. realgone2 - Aug 27, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    He is inhuman

  3. Ren - Aug 27, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Shortstop of the century right there. Awesome play by Simmons!

  4. bobulated - Aug 27, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    Rawlings put his 2014 Gold Glove on a UPS truck heading to Atlanta immediately after the 8th inning.

    • amaninwhite - Aug 27, 2014 at 11:39 PM

      Rawlings actually decided to award the SS gold gloves from each league to Jeter.

  5. Tim's Neighbor - Aug 27, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    Reminds me a lot of the softball play tonight except I didn’t actually “catch” the ball. Also, I kind of threw it “over” the fence. Other than that, very similar.

  6. theebbandflow - Aug 28, 2014 at 3:07 AM

    It’s plain disrespectful of him to flash that nifty bit of short-stoppery during Jeter’s final season.

  7. moogro - Aug 28, 2014 at 4:25 AM

    That’s sorta cool, I guess. But everyone knows a walk-off home run (especially in a Red Sox /Yankees game) is the most exciting thing in baseball.

    j/k

    That’s really great.

  8. nclrbrt - Aug 28, 2014 at 7:33 AM

    Tulo’s pretty damn good, but I don’t think there’s anybody else in Simmons’ league, as far as shortstop play.

  9. alphonzolester - Aug 28, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    unreal

  10. tn16 - Aug 28, 2014 at 12:29 PM

    Was it just me or did I hear him yell Jeter after that play

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