He ranged to his right, falling into foul territory, then gathered himself and threw an absolute rocket to first base to get Pujols. We'll offer the same caveat as last time: Yes, Pujols isn't a very fast runner and, yes, lots of other guys would have beaten that out. But holy moly, look at that throw. It's like Machado's arm is a T-shirt gun.
Here's Machado's Wednesday night play, which is the better of the two. But as a pair they're further proof that his play at third base is special.
While throwing out Pujols from across the diamond might be like knocking out Glass Joe, you still have to give credit to the players who wow you while doing it.
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