Right-handed starting pitcher Kyle Gibson took the mound today for the Minnesota Twins to take on the Cleveland Indians.
The last time I watched the Twins on TV was about a week ago when they were playing the Los Angeles Dodgers on ESPN. I was sitting in the waiting room when a sharp ground ball that was hit towards first baseman Joe Mauer took an awkward bounce and went over his shoulder.
Second baseman Brian Dozier rushed towards the ball and flipped it to the pitcher who was hustling to cover first base to get the out. It was definitely a top defensive play of the year candidate.
Now tonight against the Indians, Dozier was at it once again. This time the ball was lined into right field until Dozier was able to make a diving grab. He was able to roll onto his backside and get the throw off to first base which was caught by Gibson. Gibson then slid towards first to record the out.
Here’s a look at this bizarre play by Dozier/Gibson.
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