Todd Frazier showed off his baseball smarts by scoring on a bunt popped up on the infield
You likely don't picture a speedster when you think of
You'd be wrong, though. Though he's not going to top any stolen-base leaderboards or win many footraces, he has a 20/20 season to his name and led the White Sox with 15 stolen bases last year.
Frazier showed off those shrewd baserunning skills in the eighth inning of Sunday's 9-3 victory against the Padres. After the White Sox came back from a 3-1 deficit to take the lead, 4-3, Frazier was standing on third base when
Myers thought wrong. Frazier went back to touch third, and with no one paying him any heed, raced for home.
It's a reminder of the ABC's from "Glengarry Glen Ross:" Always Be Completely-aware-of-your-surroundings-at-all-times.
Myers told MLB.com's Scott Merkin after the game, "It was just a good read by Frazier right there," the Padres first baseman said. "I felt like I could have been more aware of what was going on and make sure I checked him instead of turning my back to him."
<o:p>As for Frazier, he was more interested in what the run would be categorized as. "I'm just curious if it's a sac fly or not," Frazier said. "Me and [Saladino] were trying to talk, hopefully it is. Just one of those things. You just read what's going on, and you take a chance... I was thinking, 'Back's turned, take a shot,' and he actually flipped the ball up high enough, too, where I could take three or four more steps. It worked out perfect."
Frazier's sprint was also a fitting sequel to the White Sox strange run-scoring abilities from Saturday's 5-4 victory when