Gary Sanchez caught a perfect bounce off the backstop to throw out Tony Kemp on a wild pitch
Aroldis Chapman's pitching style is perhaps best described as effectively wild. With a 100-mph fastball and a wipe-out slider, he doesn't need pinpoint command to be one of the best closers in baseball.
In the 10th inning of Tuesday's game against the Astros, Chapman took being effectively wild to a different level entirely. Even a wild pitch turned out to be the right one as it bounced right to Gary Sanchez and resulted in a caught stealing:
For Sanchez, this was the perfect combination of being both lucky -- to have the ball bounce right to him -- and good -- to make a strong throw to third -- to end the Astros threat in the inning.
"It's a play that you react to," Sanchez told MLB.com's Bryan Hoch. "You try to get the ball as fast as possible. When I went to get it, I saw the ball was coming back, caught it and I looked to third base."
Ultimately, the play set up a Yankees win as Gleyber Torres hit a single to score Miguel Andujar for a walk-off win in the bottom half of the inning.