J.J. Hardy and Jonathan Schoop's (g)lovely 6-4-3 double play exemplified defensive chemistry
Cohesion and chemistry between middle infielders are key. After all, shortstops and second basemen have to establish a rapport with one another in order to make the really difficult plays happen.
One look at this snazzy 6-4-3 double play turned by J.J. Hardy and Jonathan Schoop the Orioles' 2-1 win over the Blue Jays on Thursday is all you need to realize that yeah, the pair are on the same page.
From Hardy ranging up the middle to the glove flip itself and Schoop's retrieval and throw, that's an A+ effort all around ... but nothing new for this particular duo, considering Hardy can get inventive out there and Schoop did this a few years back: