Jul 7, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton (6) slides in to third base during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Reds’ Billy Hamilton amazingly avoids a tag (Video)

Billy Hamilton, the speedy outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds, put on a clinic on how to avoid a tag last night.

Leading off the home half of the first inning against Pirate pitcher Jeff Locke, Hamilton pushed a bunt to the right side.  It was a little harder than he had wanted or anticipated, and Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez was able to field it cleanly on a hop.

The bad news?  Sanchez was much closer to the bag than Hamilton was.  That’s when Billy had to get creative:

This may be the hardest that Hamilton will have to work for a hit in his entire career!

Hamilton ended up scoring the first run of the game after a Zack Cozart double.  Hamilton went on to collect two more hits and an RBI in the Reds’ 6-5 come from behind victory.

Hamilton and the Reds will take on Pittsburgh again today in the second game of a four game series heading into the All Star Break.  Mike  Leake will take the mound for the Reds opposing Pirate starter Charlie Morton in the 7:15 eastern game in Cincinnati.

What will Hamilton do for an encore?  You don’t even see moves like that from elite cars!


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