Alcides Escobar takes away a hit, promptly has hit taken away by Wilmer Flores
During the top of the fifth inning of World Series Game 1, Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar made a great play to deny Mets DH Kelly Johnson of a base hit. He ranged to his right, fielded and fired a positively Jeterian jump throw to first in time for the out:
Alas, though his defense was slick, Escobar forgot the First Rule of Baseball Thermodynamics: For every defensive gem, there is an equal and opposite defensive gem. And so, in the very next half-inning, it fell upon Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores to restore the proper equilibrium by denying Escobar of a hit:
Interestingly, Escobar's leadoff inside-the-park home run was also answered by Curtis Granderson's homer in the fifth inning, but Kansas City went on to walk off with a 5-4 win in 14 innings.