Watch closely or you’ll miss the trick throw that nabbed a runner sprinting to first base during the Sunday afternoon game between the New York Mets and Washington Nationals.
Daniel Murphy for the Mets picks up the ground ball hit by Nats’ Bryce Harper and tosses it to his first baseman to just get the out. But it wasn’t just any toss:
Murphy was clearly pleased with his performance.
The sportscaster described Murphy’s flare as “a little Harlem Globetrotters whoopdedoo.”
Watch the footage:
“It was a really good bunt by Bryce,” Murphy told MLB.com, noting that he previously tried out the trick throw in practice as a joke. “I just felt like it was the only way I could get it over to first from the angle I was going to have to take. I could probably do it another 15 times, and throw all 15 of them in the fourth row of the stands.”