Manny Machado goes Brooks Robinson on play in the field (Video)
Manny Machado continues to impress for the Baltimore Orioles, and this time the 21-year-old showed his talent with a brilliant play in the field.
New York Yankees third baseman Luis Cruz hit a grounder down the third base line in the sixth inning of Sunday’s game that should have easily gone for an infield single, but Machado robbed him. Machado tried to field the ball with his backhand, bobbled it, stuck with it, scooped up the ball, and made a throw from about 10-15 feet in foul territory across the diamond to get Cruz at first all while his body was carrying him towards the dugout. It was a sensational play, and it reminded many of the play defensive wizard Brooks Robinson made in the 1970 World Series.
Our buddy and noted Orioles fan Gordon Dixon put Machado and Robinson’s plays together in one cool GIF:
The difference between the two is that Robinson fielded his ball cleanly, but Machado still did an awesome job sticking with the ball to make the throw.