April 17, 2014

Yankees Go Around the Horn for Triple Play: In the second inning of Thursday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays, the New York Yankees completed an around-the-horn triple play -- third baseman Yangervis Solarte to second baseman Brian Roberts to first baseman Scott Sizemore. Rays batter Sean Rodriguez, who hit the grounder, also hit into a triple play against the Boston Red Sox in 2011.

posted by rcade to baseball at 09:36 PM - 6 comments

Fun fact from ESPN: the Yanks have turned three triple plays in the last 45 years, and CC Sabathia has been on the mound all three times.

posted by werty at 11:07 PM on April 17

For those three triple plays, only Robinson Cano was involved in more than one of them.

First one
Alex Rodriguez
Robinson Cano
Nick Johnson

Second one
Robinson Cano
Jason Nix
Kevin Youkilis
Lyle Overbay

Yangervis Solarte
Brian Roberts
Scott Sizemore

One name is suspiciously absent from all this defensive wizardry by the Yankees over the past 3 years... ;)

Yup, when I think about the Yankees, the names Solarte, Roberts, Sizemore, Overbay, Youkilis, and Nix jump to mind immediately.

posted by grum@work at 11:38 PM on April 17

These are the gladdest of possible sounds:
"Solarte to Roberts to Sizemore."
Trio of fill ins, of no great renoun,
Solarte to Roberts to Sizemore.
Becalming rough seas to nary a ripple
Making a Tampa hit into a triple --
Sending our enemy straight to the tipple:
"Solarte to Roberts to Sizemore."

posted by rcade at 09:48 AM on April 18

SportsFilter's new mission is to get a parchment print of that poem signed by Solarte and Roberts and Sizemore. Bonus points for getting Sabathia, Rodriguez, Myers or Longoria to sign it too.

posted by Etrigan at 09:55 AM on April 18

rcade, I'm unsure whether to tell you that there's a great career before you, or to tell you not to quit your day job. Not bad, buddy.

posted by Howard_T at 02:44 PM on April 18

Thanks. I regard it as a great literary achievement that I didn't need the word "cripple."

posted by rcade at 03:06 PM on April 18

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