Ender Inciarte used the Deke of the Century to pull off an 8-3 double play
Poor Carlos Ruiz. He was just minding his own, trying to properly run the bases during the Phillies' 3-2 win over the Braves on Tuesday. And, when Ender Inciarte put his hands up -- baseball's universal symbol for "Please help, I have no idea where this baseball is" -- Ruiz thought he saw an opportunity.
Sadly, what he thought might be a base hit turned out to be the greatest outfield trick in recent memory:
It was such a smooth move, it even fooled his fellow outfielders. "I was actually yelling at [right fielder Nick Markakis] because I didn't think [Inciarte] knew where he was going," Jeff Francoeur, who got the start in left, told MLB.com's Mark Bowman. "If I ever play against him, I'll have to remember that one."
"Right before he caught that ball, he yelled at me pointing to the sky saying to get over there in case he has a popup," Markakis said. "He had me fooled for a second. I didn't know what to do. At the very last second, I kind of caught on."
If you're keeping score at home, that goes down as an 8-3 double play -- though, if we're being honest, that should be worth at least four outs.