Adalberto Mondesi did a spot-on Flash imitation by scoring from second on a wild pitch
The 2018 season was a true breakout for young Royals shortstop
Speed had always been Mondesi's calling card, though. He was rated as a 70-grade runner when he was in the Minors, and that speed hasn't left him. Just watch him round the bases on this inside-the-park homer from April 2:
That's some incredible footwork.
On Tuesday night against the Rays, Mondesi had another chance to do his best impression of The Flash. He was on second base in the top of the eighth inning when
Mondesi bolted to third, and he saw that no one was particularly close to the ball, which had taken a weird bounce off the gear of catcher
So Mondesi just kept going.
Remarkably, Mondesi somehow scored on this play, and it wasn't even close. His sprint speed was 30.1 ft./sec, right at the level that's considered elite.
There's no doubt that Barry Allen would smile at that.
Andrew Mearns is a writer for Cut4 whose baseball obsession was born from the shattered dreams of Mike Mussina's perfect game attempt in 2001. He has a startling memory of World Series highlights that barely functions as a party trick.