Justin Bour used his most elegant slide to reach second on a hustle double -- much to his teammates' delight
The tables were turned, however, in the sixth inning, as Bour created a run not with his bat, but with his legs. It started when Bour cracked a hit off
It was time to show off his wheels and sliding technique:
The Marlins' bench loved it:
So did manager Don Mattingly, who had watched Justify win the Triple Crown in horse racing on the Marlins Park video board during the game. "It looked a lot like that horse they showed up on that screen," Mattingly said jokingly of Bour to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro. "Bour and that horse look like they could have had a pretty good race."
Bour's adventures on the bases weren't over yet. He moved to third on a single by
Thanks to Bour's surprising baserunning, the Marlins would tie the score, but the Padres eventually edged them out, 5-4.