WATCH: Royals Alex Gordon makes catch, then face plants into wall
The offensive surge of All-Star Alex Gordon has been one of the main reasons the Kansas City Royals haven’t yet been dispatched in the American League Central and Wild Card races. But his defense has always been there as he already has two Gold Gloves in his trophy case. Check out Gordon flash the leather and rob Detroit Tigers 1B/DH Victor Martinez of extra bases. Watch, courtesy of MLB.com:
I give him a 10 on the catch, but only a 7 on the face plant, needed to get the hand up to cushion the impact. But held onto the ball nevertheless!
– David Whitlock