George Springer accidentally slides head-first into first base, legs out a double anyway
Astros baseball is back, y'all, and George Springer is already firin' on all cylinders (even if the traction isn't quite there yet).
In the top of the first of Houston's Grapefruit League opener against the Phillies, Springer lined a ball out into right field off of pitching prospect Jake Thompson, and fellow Phils prospect Nick Williams (both acquired in last season's Cole Hamels trade) lost his footing and/or laid out to try to make the grab.
Not to be outdone, Springer saw Williams give up his body for the ball and decided to follow suit, accidentally diving head-first into first base:
Springer recovered and managed to leg out a double on the play, and -- after getting hit by a pitch in his second plate appearance of the spring -- smacked another double before being lifted for a pinch-runner. So, 2-for-2 with two doubles and a run scored ain't a bad way to open the spring, huh?