WATCH: Mets turn rare 5-4-3-2 triple play nailing Yasiel Puig out at home

  • David Whitlock

Triple play’s in general are one of the rarest events in all of baseball, up there with no-hitters, hitting for the cycles, and four-home-run games.  The New York Mets mowed down the Los Angeles Dodgers by counting down position order.  Third base to second base to first base to catcher.  That’s 5-4-3-2 if you’re scoring at home.  Check out the fielding mastery, including nailing Yasiel Puig at the plate to complete the feat (via MLB.com)


 

Puig has a history of base running blunders and this was one of them (but in fairness, his speed can generate offense as well).  You can’t just lazily round third on such a crisp double play ESPECIALLY down 7-2!?!?!  Base coach has to be just about tackling him as he gets to third.  The youngster learns yet another valuable lesson.

– David Whitlock

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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