Anaheim – Undoubtedly, Brian Goodwin had to escape from the home of Ariel Jurado in the third inning of the Rangers Angels finale on Wednesday at Angel Stadium.
Central defender Delino DeShields, however, had other ideas.
Rangers pitching did a phenomenal job with a 3-0 win over the Angels,
Anaheim – Undoubtedly, Brian Goodwin had to escape home to
The Rangers did a phenomenal job of defeating the Angels 3-0, but DeShields' exceptional catch to rob Goodwin was just as important in securing the stoppage.
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"It's going to be some great reels," says Rangers manager Chris Woodward. out in the third and no result. With Count 1
Woodward, along with much of the crowd, was not sure if the ball had been caught initially. This was partly intended by DeShields, as he deliberately waited a moment before it was clear he had made the catch, some friendly teasing in favor of his friend, Goodwin.
"I delayed it a little. This is my boy, ”DeShilds said of Goodwin, whom he knows from his days as frequent opponents in the Minor Leagues. "I caught him and the first thing I did was look at my glove to make sure it was there. And when I saw him, I was like, 'I'm about to play with him.'
Deshields pointed to Goodwin and laughed, and Goodwin smiled and pointed straight back when I returned to the dugout.
Jurado, who managed to get through six pointless innings thanks to the play, aimed his hat at his outside player.
"It was incredible," Jurado said. "It was a good game, man. Very good game. "
The chance to help Jurado make the catch especially significant for DeShields.
" When you find a man who struggles in his last outing, talking to him, he is a competitor, "DeShields said." You just want to put the most
DeShields decided to celebrate his achievement in an unusual way: by biting a baseball before throwing it back to the field.
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"It's just something DeShields said, "I don't know where it comes from, to be honest. I didn't even think about it. I suppose it's something very funny."
The game got big because the Rangers didn't Although they would get two more for insurance in the eighth in
DeShields has been a defensive asset for the Rangers for some time, and his seven above-average outs this season on Wednesday were tied for 11th among Major League players, according to Statcast. It is especially distinguished by the balls it has to run for – Goodwin's robbery has simply become one of the most strikingly visual examples of this to date.
According to DeShields, how is he rated among the best plays of his career?
"It's safe there," DeShields says.
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