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Oh, This Old Play? It’s Just Your Run-of-the-Mill 6-5-2-5-6-3-2 Triple Rundown

Wild and Crazy

Madness broke out on the infield during the bottom of the 6th inning at SunTrust Ballpark yesterday, when three simultaneous rundowns were happening at the same time, all with two outs.


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The play began when Ender Inciarte hit a grounder up the middle, that was ultimately smothered by shortstop Jean Seguara, with runners on first and second.

I actually planned on explaining a lot more of what happened next, but honestly, you’ll have to just watch it for yourself:

That’s just your run-of-the-mill 6-5-2-5-6-3-2 one-run scoring, one-out nabbing rundown. Also, did you see how far the first baseman, Yonder Alonso, runs with the ball after he catches it around home?


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Here he is just missing the tag at home …

… Then running towards first (somewhere safe, somewhere familiar) …

And then as he stands by second base, just inches away from tagging Ender Inciarte out, he throws the ball to the catcher … who was standing on third.

And then, mercifully, the madness ended.


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Michael Cerami

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