Sunday, August 24, 2014

Mets Pull Off Triple Play in 11-3 Victory over the Dodgers

There hasn't been too much for Mets fans to cheer about lately as the team has performed poorly.  In a laugher the Mets beat the Dodgers 11-3.  The highlight of the game was a triple play pulled off by the Amazins.  With men on first and second in the bottom of the sixth, Matt Kemp hit a ground ball to third base off Bartolo Colon. Eric Campbell fielded it and fired to second, starting what seemed destined to become a routine 5-4-3 double play.  However Yasiel Puig who should have stopped at third base tried to score, but Lucas Duda threw him out at home plate to complete a 5-4-3-2 triple play.

I actually saw the first triple play in Mets history when my Dad and his friend Seymour Rosenberg took me to a Memorial Day doubleheader at the Polo Grounds.  In the second game Willie Davis lined out to Elio Chacon who threw to Charlie Neal at 2nd base and then to Gil Hodges at 1st base to complete the triple play.  I confirmed this by checking this site compiled by the Society of American Baseball Research.

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