Jackie Bradley Jr. throws strike to home plate from warning track on bizarre play in bizarre season

Ryan Hannable
August 23, 2015 - 2:39 pm
In what was one of the most bizarre plays in a bizarre season, Jackie Bradley Jr. misplayed a ball to leadoff the ninth inning which landed on the warning track in left field and then he couldn't handle it off the bounce, which had Omar Infante thinking inside-the-park home run. Bradley Jr. picked up the ball and threw a one-hop strike to the plate to get Infante. The Royals challenged the play, but it stayed as called. "€œIt was hit really well off of the bat," Bradley Jr. said. "I was playing it like it was going to be off of the wall and got twisted around a little bit. I just wanted to make an accurate throw. The grass was wet. I wanted to give him a chance." The play even drew the praise of members of the Royals. "I thought it was actually a really good send," third baseman Mike Moustakas said. "It took a phenomenal throw by Jackie out there. He pulled it off. It was an unbelievable throw. A foot to left or a foot to the right, Omar is safe. I thought it was a good send. We ended up being able to cover that up and go out there and win a ball game." "You know he's got a great arm but to do that, that's something you don't really see or expect," he added. "He's got a cannon. That was probably one of the best throws I've seen in a long time, if not ever. Right on the money, throw a guy out at the plate from left-center field." The Royals got the last laugh as they scored four ninth inning runs following the play to beat the Red Sox, 8-6.