Before today’s game against the
But third baseman Manny Machado’s ninth-inning barehanded throwout of
On the play, the 20-year-old Machado charged Jennings' ball, barehanded it and adjusted his grip just before making the throw to first, a play that looked even more remarkable on slow-motion replay.
"That play last night I don't think is made without a bare hand," Showalter said. "It's one of the few barehand plays that he probably couldn't have made the other way. I think sometimes guys barehand too much. I really do, also because they know it's going to be a base hit instead of an error."
Asked whether making a play like that is more about being taught or instinctual, Showalter said it's a little of both.
“The last play of infield all
Here are tonight's starting lineups:
Manny Machado 3B
Chris Davis 1B
J.J. Hardy SS
Desmond Jennings CF