Just when you think you’ve seen everything in Orioles third baseman Manny Machado’s amazing repertoire, he pulls off another miraculous play that makes you shake your head in wonderment.
This time, he robbed Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis of a likely double in the top of the 11th inning Monday with a diving short-hop that caused him to roll his left wrist. But he rolled over and made a sidearm, coast-to-coast throw from the ground to get the out.
He fell back and lay on the ground while the sellout crowd went wild, then joked that his reaction was “eyewash.”
It wasn’t. He banged up his wrist and had it wrapped and iced after the game, but insisted that he was fine.
“It’s nothing,” he said.
Former Oriole Steve Pearce, now with the Blue Jays, was left impressed by the play.
“He’s a good third baseman,” Pearce said. “That’s just another Monday for Manny. He makes those plays all the time, and it then hurts when he does it against you.”