Baseball is a funny sport in that no two games are the same and fans may see something unusual on any given night.
Atlanta Braves fans were treated to a wild play on Tuesday night while watching their team take on the red-hot Houston Astros.
In the top of the fourth inning, the Astros already held a 6-0 lead and had the bases loaded, chasing Atlanta starter Sean Newcomb. In came reliever Luke Jackson and the odd play ensued.
As you can see in the video below, Houston catcher Brian McCann scorches a ground ball to Matt Adams at first base with one out and the bases loaded. Adams bobbles the ball and just barely manages to flip it to Jackson in time.
Jackson, who caught the ball awkwardly, takes his time recovering from the play, during which time Carlos Correa sees an opportunity and sprints for home plate. Jackson, however, gathers himself just in time to fire a strike home to catch Correa for the third and final out of the inning:
This will show up as a routine 3-1-2 double play in the box score. pic.twitter.com/0eBYeOEo4h
— Cut4 (@Cut4) July 5, 2017