Just your average left-fielder-to-catcher-to-second-baseman triple play

July 2, 2014

Dee Gordon #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts as he is tagged out at the plate by Yan Gomes #10 of the Cleveland Indians during the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium on July 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Harry How/Getty Images)

So there was some nuttiness Tuesday night at Dodgers Stadium. Namely, a triple play. A triple play that involved a successful challenge for the third out. A triple play that also involved an unsuccessful challenge of the second out. As Warner Wolf used to say (a million years ago), let’s go to the videotape!

So, just to recap: With runners on first and third, the Dodgers’ Adrian Gonzalez lifts a flyball to left field. The Indians’ Michael Brantley makes the catch for the first out, then throws Dee Gordon out at home for out number two, then catcher George Kottaras throws to second baseman Jason Kipnis, who tags Yasiel Puig for what eventually becomes the third out. A couple of challenges later, and we have a 7-2-4 triple play.

Yup, you don’t see that every day.

This former editor and part-time writer at The Post is now happy to prove that if you combine 'blowhard' and 'blaggard,' you get 'blogger.' He previously had used 'Desmond Bieler' as his byline, but feels that shortening the first name to 'Des' nicely conveys his ever-decreasing gravitas. He also covers Fantasy Football.
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Des Bieler · July 2, 2014