MLB: A Retrospective Of October 2014, ALCS
(originally written October 2014)
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With a 1-2 count, J.J. Hardy led off the 5th with a drive to deep left field—Gordon's territory. The four-time Gold Glover put his skillz on display when he left his feet to snag the baseball on the warning track—just before slamming HARD against what's normally the out-of-town scoreboard. Sprawled on his back, Gordon held up the ball for confirmation of the catch, proving Cain isn't the only Royal capable of spectacular outfield D. To think Gordon started out as a third baseman!
Here, in Part 8 of our 2014 MLB Postseason retrospective, we'll revisit the American League Championship Series (KC/BAL).
KC's Jarrod Dyson, pinch-running for Nori Aoki with 0 out in the 7th, broke for second on a 1-2 Kevin Gausman pitch (to Lorenzo Cain). O's 2B Jonathan Schoop received the throw and slapped a firm on Dyson's leg. Whether Dyson overslid the base or was slyly "guided" off by Schoop, he wound up losing contact with second base. Schoop's glove did not lose contact with Dyson's person; despite a mild protest, he was called out.