A dive and glove-flip from Brian Dozier helped turn a would-be single into a slick 4-6-3 double play
There's few things in the game of baseball prettier than a well-executed double play. The fluidity of motion and cohesion required for middle infielders to come together to turn one can be elusive, sometimes.
The ability of those fielders to adapt to a sudden change, such as when the baseball skims the mound like it did in Saturday's Twins-White Sox game, well, it's up to those infielders to adjust.
Brian Dozier had no problem doing just that on a well-struck ball by Geovany Soto that might otherwise have bounded into center field for a base hit. But that's not what happened this time, as Dozier seamlessly speared the ball and glove-flipped it to Jorge Polanco for a particularly impressive 4-6-3 double play:
MLB.com's Rhett Bolinger spoke to manager Paul Molitor about the play postgame:
Guess those pep talks with his glove have been paying off for Dozier.