You're going to want to see how the Dodgers put together the weirdest 8-3-4 putout in history
Much as we love the art of keeping score, there are times when a box score can't quite tell the whole story. Take the Dodgers' 4-0 win over the Braves on Saturday. You might have opened up your friend's scorecard and come across an 8-3-4 putout in the top of the seventh inning, and thought to yourself, "Hmmmm, I wonder what happened there."
Well, as is often the case, baseball managed to get weirder than you can possibly imagine. Because while "8-3-4" is technically accurate, it cannot begin to describe exactly what went down. And so, out of a profound sense of civic duty, we present a step-by-step guide to one of the strangest plays you'll ever see.
1. With Nick Markakis on first, Adonis Garcia hits a pop fly to Joc Pederson in center field.
2. Pederson catches Garcia's pop fly.
3. Markakis returns to first.
4. Pederson's catch is ruled not a catch.
5. Pederson throws to first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.
6. Gonzalez throws to second baseman Chase Utley.
7. Markakis is forced out at second.
8. Garcia takes first.
... Right. Makes total sense. Carry on.