During yesterday’s coastal matchup between the Los Angeles Angels and New York Yankees, two defensive studs from the West Coast, Mike Trout and Andrelton Simmons, combined for one of the most impressive, unusual, and funny double-plays you’ll ever see.
With runners on first and second base, Mike Trout went way back to the warning track to make a truly fantastic running, over-the-shoulder, Willie-Mays, style catch, before firing the ball back into the infield.
Both runners, as you’ll see, did get back to the bag in time, but shortstop Andrelton Simmons wasn’t going to let Tyler Wade, the runner on second, off the hook that easily. As Wade turned his attention back towards the plate, Simmons came up behind him and, well (you can see the Trout catch immediately afterwords):
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— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) April 25, 2019
Oh, no! Wade! You gotta keep that foot on the bag, baby. Lesson learned, I guess.
If it’s any consolation, the Yankees wound up winning that game 6-5, but that was a huge couple of plays at a critical point in the game. So close.