Damon Steals Two Bases in One Play
Posted November 4, 2009on:
Johnny Damon did something last night in game four of the World Series that will be remembered for years to come. With two outs in the top of the ninth, Damon reached first base after a great nine-pitch at bat which resulted in a single to left field. Knowing Brad Lidge isn’t good at holding runners, Damon tried to steal second on the very first pitch of Mark Teixeira’s at bat. Carlos Ruiz wasn’t able to get off a good throw because the pitch was a low and outside slider. Damon easily beat the dribbled throw by Ruiz. This is just the beginning. Because the Phillies put the “Shift” on with Teixeira at the plate, Phillies’s third baseman Pedro Feliz was shifted over to the shortstop position, leaving third base undefended. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins was playing behind second base. After a nifty pop-up slide, Damon immediately sprinted to third base, leaving everyone in attendance stunned in disbelief. Feliz gave chase for a few strides before realizing he had no chance to catch Damon. Teixeira was then hit by a pitch and A-Rod came through with a clutch rbi double down the left field line.