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Tony Kemp pulls off move of year to score

This really shouldn't be possible
@MattMono11
September 16, 2020

Tony Kemp was stuck. The A's second baseman was at third in the third inning of Wednesday's A's-Rockies game and decided to try to run home on a Robbie Grossman ground ball to first base. Rockies first baseman Josh Fuentes fielded the ball and ran toward third -- firing over

Tony Kemp was stuck.

The A's second baseman was at third in the third inning of Wednesday's A's-Rockies game and decided to try to run home on a Robbie Grossman ground ball to first base. Rockies first baseman Josh Fuentes fielded the ball and ran toward third -- firing over to Nolan Arenado. Kemp was now, unfortunately, caught in a dreaded rundown -- the type of play that a baserunner rarely makes it out of.

But after avoiding the tag on the first two back-and-forth throws -- and a slight Arenado bobble -- Kemp scored to give the A's a 1-0 lead. He shouldn't have; the throw home beat him by about 10 feet. Just look at it.

But Kemp pulled off a Matrix-style maneuver we haven't seen the likes of this season.

Matt Monagan is a writer for MLB.com. In his spare time, he travels and searches Twitter for Wily Mo Peña news.