MiLB.com’s front page noted tonight that the Frederick Keys turned a triple play against Winston-Salem. There was no game story, so I figured the next best thing was to check out the recap and try to figure out what the heck happened down there.
Picture it: bottom seven, bases loaded, Brent Morel and his fourteen homeruns at the plate, Brian Parker on the mound, Winston-Salem down 15-3 but with a glimmer of hope – and it happens:
Morel pops out to first baseman Robert Widlansky.
Tyler Kuhn out at home.
Justin Greene out at 3rd, catcher Caleb Joseph to shortstop Pedro Florimon Jr.
Crisis averted. Not every day you see a guy run into trouble and wiggle his way out of it via the 3-2-6 triple play. Reminds me of the story about Willie Mays’s Catch in the World Series, when the reliever who gave up the bomb to Vic Wertz said afterward, “Well, I got my guy.”