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.
Sandberg on Galvis' spectacular play in the 6th: "That was one of the better plays I've ever seen. How he got the throw off I have no idea."- Meghan Montemurro (@M_Montemurro) April 26, 2015
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.