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.
Dodgers hit into a triple play scored 7-2-4 … the first 7-2-4 triple play since June 15, 1986 (Mariners hit into one vs White Sox)
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 2, 2014
Yup, you don’t see that every day.