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Rougned Odor Teaches the Tigers How to Score Without Any Hits and Just One Walk

Wild and Crazy

If Rougned Odor is known for anything, it’s probably not his base running.


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Don’t get me wrong, he’s not some clumsy corner outfielder or anything – he’s a middle infielder with 12 stolen bases this year (t-22nd) – but speed is just not the first thing that comes to mind when I hear Rougned Odor’ name.

But yesterday, he showed off some serious wheels, after drawing a leadoff walk in the bottom of the seventh inning, turning that into a stolen base, an advance on an error, and then, essentially, a straight steal of home.

Check it out:

I know that’s not technically “three straight steals,” but … it sure looks like it to me.

He (obviously) stole second base to start, and then advanced to third on an error, but that was a seriously risky extra base. He probably would’ve been out by a lot if the throw was on line. And then after that, sure, the pitcher may have balked, but that’s only because Odor was 2/3 of the way down the line. He was stealing home and even with a balk and a throw to the plate, the battery wouldn’t have caught him.

So Odor turned a leadoff walk into a run without a single Ranger getting on base or moving him over. That’s insane. And awesome.


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Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.