Talk about hustle.
Brewers starting pitcher Brent Suter showed off some slick moves during the fifth inning of his start Wednesday to get an out for himself, combining a barrel roll and a diving tag to field a bouncing comebacker for an out.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) June 27, 2018
Let’s break this down: the Royals’ Alex Gordon hits a weak bouncing comebacker to the right of the mound. Suter awkwardly scoops it, and rolls to save himself from an embarrassing face-plant situation. He then gets up, realizes Gordon is quickly approaching first base, and decides to go air-born for the tag (and Gordon tries to reach the base the same way).
And they say baseball players aren’t athletic.
Here’s another angle:
— Ebo (@EboSays) June 27, 2018
Such grace! Look out, Zack Greinke: you might finally have a challenger for that NL pitcher Gold Glove.
The NL Central-leading Brewers appear to have quite the jack-of-all trades on their hands; Suter, 28, is the same guy who took Corey Kluber deep for his first MLB home run in May. He’s 8-4 on the season this year, the third of his career, with a 4.15 ERA and career-low 1.15 WHIP.
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