Let’s face it the Triple Play is pretty rare in baseball – however there have now been three in the first three months of the 2014 season! Let’s take a look at each one! (Triple plays are just fun to watch! You know you want to!)
JUNE 6, 2014: St. Louis Cardinals
With the bases loaded and nobody out the Toronto Blue Jays were poised to score but on a shot to straight to second the Cardinals’ Daniel Descalso their hopes of scoring. Descalso caught the ball, flipped it to shortstop Jhonny Peralta to double up the Blue Jays at second, Peralta then threw to first to get Cabrera:
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APRIL 17, 2014: New York Yankees
The New York Yankees’ went around the horn against the Tampa Bay Rays to turn their third triple play in the last four seasons! What makes this even more intriguing is the minor fact that C.C. Sabathia was the pitcher on the mound every time! Seriously, tell me that isn’t a weird coincidence? Take a look!
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MAY 18, 2014: Colorado Rockies
Sandwiched in between these two plays the Colorado Rockies pulled off the elusive triple play against the San Diego Padres in May. Carlos Quentin ground out to Rockies’ third baseman Nolan Arenado who stepped on third and fired the ball to DJ LeMahieu at second who threw to Justin Morneau at first base. Initially Quentin was called safe at first but upon further review Seth Smith had grabbed LeMahieu’s leg while sliding into second base – thus causing interference – MLB’s expanded replay seems to be working in it’s inaugural season because you can see Smith in the video clear as day! And the Rockies were awarded the three outs!
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