You might not be familiar with Yankees infielder Giovanny Urshela, and that’s not particularly surprising. The 27-year-old infielder has never played more than 81 regular season games in a year (and that was all the way back in 2015) and hasn’t really stuck with a single club.
But considering the Yankees Injured List at the moment – Miguel Andujar, Dellin Betances, Greg Bird, Aaron Hicks, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Giancarlo Stanton, Troy Tulowitzki, Didi Gregorious, and Jacoby Ellsbury – it’s kind of an all-hands-on-deck situation in New York.
Of course, it only takes one great play to get familiar with a guy, and Urshela just made that play tonight – against the Red Sox, no less.
Check it out:
Gio Urshela somehow nails Mookie while falling down in foul territory pic.twitter.com/LMd46Yv5Uk
— David Mendelsohn (@BigBabyDavid_) April 17, 2019
Can you appreciate how absolutely insane that throw is?
Even if Mookie Betts wasn’t a good runner, which he is, that throw would’ve been insane. Urshela picks the ball up in foul territory, well-behind third base and then slips onto his back. Despite being basically parrallel to the ground, he fires an absolute rocket to first base that was amazingly accurate, too.
Here it is again as a gif:
what? Urshela? you kidding me? pic.twitter.com/dBEdK6HPQZ
— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) April 17, 2019
What a play.