Giovanny Urshela put on a defensive masterclass with two amazing plays at third
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He started in the top of the fifth. With the Indians leading, 4-1, the Yankees were threatening with runners on the corners.
This was a remarkable day as Urshela not only gloved the ball, but with his momentum pulling him into foul territory, he somehow jumped and fired an accurate laser beam to home plate to nail
"I had no angle," Urshela told MLB.com's Jordan Bastian. "With the runner, I had to throw above him. Thank God that was a smaller runner."
"Without that play, you don't know [what happens]," Indians manager Terry Francona added. "I don't think it's an overstatement that it's a game saver."
Urshela was back at it the next inning.
Perhaps even better was how he shocked his equally-adept-at-highlight-reel-defense teammate Francisco Lindor.
"I just completely dove for it. I thought I was going to catch it and then the next thing you know I didnt feel anything in my glove. I'm like, 'Where's the ball?' And I looked up and the ball was at first base. That's pretty cool. It makes my job a little easier."
Yeah, the Yankees may want to avoid hitting any balls to the left side of the infield for the rest of the series.