Watch Trevor Bauer kick save this grounder into an inning-ending double play
Some pitchers, when a ball is hit up the middle, prefer to use their glove-hand to field and their other hand to throw. It's been done that way for decades in baseball -- not just by the pitcher, but by every position player on the diamond. It's just how the game is played.
During Sunday's Indians-Royals game, Trevor Bauer set out to change the game. Instead of bending down and wasting energy to field a ground ball, Bauer kicked a possible base hit into a routine inning-ending double play.
Yes, that's a 1-4-6-3 twin killing.
Someday, years from now, when fielders are volleying baseballs back and forth with their feet, we'll look back on this day at Trevor Bauer the trailblazer. A true MLB pioneer.