One of the many things that makes jugs life easier is that they have an incredibly talented defense behind them to get rid of the mistakes that caused them in the first place. Oakland's Brett Anderson understands it more than ever since he saw his teammates doing exactly that against the Blue Jays on Sunday. But instead of the relief or tip of the cap, which usually follows these cleanings, he celebrated emphatically. That's because Anderson understands when he's experiencing one of the most incredible games a team could possibly go through.
The game that sparked such emotions began deep into midfield with Ramon Laureano, an athlete from Athletics Ball.
But that was not enough for Laureano. He then tried to draw the double and threw the ball as hard as possible to first get the gymnast Justin Smoak, who had not interfered. His arm strength proved to be too much this time and he pushed the base a good deal. As Smoak ran from first to second place, Oakland catcher Nick Hundley brought the ball directly in front of Blue Jays' Dugout and smoothly threw the ball into second place to make the 8-2-6 double.
You can choose the throw for the most impressive part of this game. There was the leap that few, if any, league fielders could make, the Matthew Stafford-like litter, which was as close to the distance as the Laureano stripped home race (with Stafford's accuracy as an added bonus). Hundley tries to get the ball before he is out of play or even out of balance.
Personally, I go into the corner with Anderson's cheerleader because the guy earned something, which happened. If you think about it, the game will not even happen if it does not throw the pitch that Teoscar Hernandez absolutely smokes.