Christian Friedrich lost his glove on a comebacker, but he got the out at first anyway
The Padres topped the D-backs, 10-3, on Friday night, but as comfortably as they ended up winning, things got a little dicey in the fourth inning. With San Diego up 2-0, Arizona had runners on second and third base. Padres starter Christian Friedrich was one pitch away from losing his lead.
So, when D-backs center fielder Chris Owings shot a fastball straight back up the middle, Friedrich was going to get the out however he had to -- with or without his glove.
Owings' comebacker sent Friedrich's glove twirling off his hand, but it was no matter. The left-hander raced over to the the ball and made the bare-handed toss to first for the out. Threat neutralized.
Friedrich escaped the inning, the Padres scored eight more runs over the next two, and he finished with 7 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 0 ER and 5 Ks on the night.
And no need to worry about the glove -- Alexi Ramirez made sure it returned to Friedrich safe and sound.