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Freddy Galvis does an Andrelton Simmons impression against Braves, robs Markakis of hit

If we told you that a shortstop made an incredible, diving play to keep a ball in the infield and then threw a runner out from his back in the Phillies-Braves game, you'd probably assume that it would have been thanks to the wizardry of Andrelton Simmons ... and you'd be wrong. 

A ninja in his own right, Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis put the range on display on Saturday when he cut off a ball up the middle by going full-extension behind second base and then throwing Nick Markakis out from his back.


Galvis' manager -- Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg -- was as impressed with the play as the rest of us.

Though he appreared a bit shaken up on the play, Galvis is OK. Sandberg later explained that his shortstop merely pinned his elbow into the ribs and would be perfectly fine. We're not surprised: ya know, that whole "pain is temporary" thing.