There have been many great slips on the bases in MLB history. Head dives, pop-up slides, hook slides, you name it. But here’s a legitimate question: Does the second baseman of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Trea Turnerdid you just give us the coolest sweep ever?
Turner flew around third base and scored on Will Smith’s single in the top of the sixth inning of the Dodgers game against the Los Angeles. Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park On tuesday night. But the box score will not do justice to this play for the flourish with which it ended. Here the video:
Turner was a blur on his way to the plate and, despite a strong pitch to home plate from right fielder Bryce Harper He was almost in time to catch it, the sprinter nonchalantly reached out and touched the plate with his left hand as he glided smoothly and then used his lower leg to smoothly move to a standing position. There was even a twist at the end to top it off.
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It was kind of like a baseball ballet, and we can’t help but watch the looping GIF.
In the end, the Dodgers won 5-0 and took the eight-game winning streak away from the Phillies, leaders of the NL East Division.
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