Hector Rondon uses his hip to start crucial 1-3-2 putout to preserve tie game
There was a lot of baseball to be played in Cincinnati on Wednesday. Like, a lot. After the Reds bested the Cubs 9-1, in the first game of a doubleheader at Great American Ball Park, both teams suited up for round two.
With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the eighth of a 5-5 game, Reds third baseman and 2015 Home Run Derby winner Todd Frazier walked to the dish. He promptly hit a sharp line drive right up the middle that definitely would have scored two ... were it not for Hector Rondon's athletic hips.
The liner richocheted off of Rondon's hip and landed right in the lap of Cubbies first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Rizzo fired home for the out and helped keep the game tied. Taylor Teagarden later singled in the top of the ninth and lifted the Cubs to a dramatic 6-5 victory.