Kevin Pillar puts on a baseball camp with his fielding, hitting and baserunning in ALCS Game 3
If Kevin Pillar was interested in owning and operating the Kevin Pillar Junior Tykes Baseball Play and Learn Offseason Canadian Baseball Camp this winter and was trying to brainstorm a suitable commercial, he may have written it himself on Monday night. Rather than an awkward, used car salesman ad or a low budget computer animation, Pillar can simply point to his performance in the Blue Jays' 11-8 win against the Royals in Game 3 of the ALCS.
Pillar started it off with a beautiful running catch in center field, complete with a bone-crunching hit into the center-field wall. He can use this for tip one: After hitting the wall, collapse as if you're an extra in a 1950s western.
He followed it up by giving Toronto their first lead of the night when he stole second and then Superman'd his way into home plate in the bottom of the second on Ryan Goins' single:
He completed the trifecta of skills when he drilled an RBI double to end Johnny Cueto's night and gave the Blue Jays a 7-2 lead.
With all the bases covered (get it?), all that's left is a catchy flyer to hang in delis and bus depots all over town. Fortunately, we've got Pillar covered:
Tune in for Game 4 on Tuesday when the Blue Jays look to tie up the series at two games apiece. Airtime begins at 3 p.m. ET and the game starts at 4 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1 and Sportsnet.