Matt Chapman hurdled Gatorade jugs and landed in the dugout after a great running catch
In Matt Chapman, the A's hope they have a third baseman they'll be able to rely on for years to come -- and judging by what he's done so far this weekend, he's on the right track.
In the A's 6-5 win over the Twins on Sunday, the 24-year-old hit a game-tying two-run double in the bottom of the eighth after a lengthy at-bat that saw him foul off several pitches. In the top of the ninth, he retired Max Kepler with this heads-up display:
Then, after the game headed to extra innings, he ranged over toward the A's dugout pursuing a popup, saw the Gatorade jugs getting closer and closer, and ... just hurdled them like it was no big deal:
And all of this came two days after Chapman speared a hard grounder from Miguel Sano and turned it into a slick 5-4-3 double play, too. MLB.com's Alex Simon spoke to Chapman after the game:
Manager Bob Melvin also weighed in on the moment:
Have a weekend, Chapman.