German Marquez's attempt to spear a comebacker sparked an unusual 1-3-5 double play
You often hear broadcasters use the phrase "routine double-play ball" in a game. It usually pertains to the more traditional 4-6-3 or 6-4-3 double plays, the ones involving second basemen, shortstops and first basemen.
In Thursday's Brewers-Rockies game at Coors Field, an admittedly strange sequence of events resulted in a quick-thinking 1-3-5 double play off the bat of Ryan Braun. It all happened thanks to Colorado right-hander German Marquez, who attempted to spear a comebacker off the bat of Braun, couldn't corral it, and then improvised:
Solid problem-solving all around, from Marquez to first baseman Ian Desmond to third baseman Nolan Arenado.