After bobbling a grounder, Francisco Lindor proved even his bloopers are amazing
The 2016 postseason has been something of a coming out party for Francisco Lindor. After doing his usual thing in the ALDS, he very nearly single handedly won the first two games of the ALCS for the Indians. Game 2 even featured some of the highlight-reel defense we've already come to expect from the 22-year-old shortstop.
But here's the thing about Lindor: Even his bloopers turn into amazing plays.
After Indians starter Trevor Bauer exited the Indians' 4-2 win in ALCS Game 3 with a bloody pinkie and Michael Saunders led off the Blue Jays' second inning with a solo homer, Toronto had a runner on first with one out. With the game tied, the Blue Jays were threatening to take their first lead of the series. Then Ryan Goins grounded to second, right at Lindor -- who, uncharacteristically, bobbled it:
But, uh, guys? This is Francisco Lindor. He simply dropped to his knees, grabbed the ball and fired it to first like it was no big deal, he does this all the time, all part of the plan:
Double play complete, threat neutralized, pristine defense preserved.
Watch Lindor and his defensive highlights in ALCS Game 4 on Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET on TBS and Sportsnet/RDS.