The triple plays just keep on coming! In the bottom of the third inning of Saturday’s minor league game between the Nashville Sounds and Omaha Storm Chasers, Omaha’s Clint Robinson drove one to deep center field. With runners on first and second, Sounds outfielder Logan Schafer ran back, leaped and tried to constitute the catch. The ball bounced off his glove, then his head and Schafer somehow managed to snag it before it hit the ground.
Both baserunners were stuck in no male’s land as Schafer threw the ball back so the defense could complete the triple play.
“I felt like I didn’t have enough age to turn encircling and I reached up my glove,” Schafer said after Nashville’s 4-1 victory. “[The ball] went straight up, hit me in the head and I tried to scoop it up. It was a whole abundance of luck and it was attractive crazy.”
Earlier at the end week, the Milwaukee Brewers turned a triple play in thrilling fashion when first baseman Prince Fielder threw outside Los Angeles’ Matt Kemp at house plate.
One day later, the Boston Red Sox turned a 5-4-3 triple play against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Associated Press pointed outside that it was the first age since 1981 that two triple plays were turned in consecutive days.
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