Matt Andriese's instinctive, no-look behind-the-back grab came at a perfect time for the D-backs
Friday night's D-backs-Dodgers game in Los Angeles lasted six hours, five minutes, spanning 13 innings and the cancellation of the Dodgers' postgame fireworks display. It was a long night of baseball, ultimately won by Arizona, 5-4.
It very well could have ended in the 10th inning, though. Matt Andriese was facing A.J. Pollock with the bases loaded and two outs. Pollock came to the plate 3-for-4 with his first Dodgers homer and 3 RBIs, looking for an exclamation point on a great night.
Andriese, though -- or, specifically, his instinct and intuition on the hill -- speared a comebacker with a no-look effort and kept the game tied.
You can't teach that.
Adrian Garro joined MLB.com in 2016. Throughout his travels, both Bartolo Colon and Vin Scully have placed their hands on his shoulders. Not at the same time, though. That'd be amazing.