Watch: Alex Verdugo clocked at 97.1 mph on throw home
Alex Verdugo showed off quite the arm with a throw home during Sunday night’s Los Angeles Dodgers-Boston Red Sox game.
Verdugo’s Dodgers were up 4-2 on the Red Sox in the bottom of the fifth inning. The Red Sox had runners on first and second with two outs when JD Martinez singled to left. Rafael Devers tried to score from second but was thrown out at the plate by Verdugo:
DON'T RUN ON THE KID. pic.twitter.com/Hstij8osK2
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 15, 2019
That was a defensive gem.
Verdugo’s throw was clocked at 97.1 mph and traveled an estimated 231 feet.
We saw Aaron Judge reach triple digits on a throw home last year, so this isn’t unprecedented. Still, seeing an outfielder throw that hard is impressive.