SAN DIEGO, CA - JUNE 5: Logan Forsythe #11 of the San Diego Padres hits a walk off home run in the bottom of the 9th inning for the 6-5 win over the San Francisco Giants during their MLB Baseball Game on June 5, 2012 at Petco Park in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
You need a walk off home run? Done.
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To be fair I've seen Orlando Hudson make similar stops but then he'd just lay on the grass. When he'd eventually get to his feet he'd take a moment to adjust his uniform and brush the grass off his knees. Then he'd throw the ball into the stands to a fan before the end of the inning. Like I say, similar but not quite as good.
It all started when Joaquin Arias hit a hard grounder just out of the reach of Padres first basemen Yonder Alonso. The few Giants fans in attendance raised their arms to celebrate the base hit. Padres fans gasped as they caught a whiff of their overpowering BO. Then out of no where Logan Forsythe slides on his belly like a Shamu fish at Sea World across the turf, gathering the ball in his glove. Then it appears there are some frames missing because suddenly Forsythe is on his feet. Instead of trying to make a play at first base he twirls like the Black Swan and rifles a throw to third to make the easy out.
Forsythe plays defense like a child finger paints. He slashes and swirls on his canvas and his imagination allow him to sees things in his work that other adults can't possibly.
"That was a great great play" - Bud Black
Here's some reaction to the play on Twitter:
i can see why @ScottMCBS still goes to Padres games. that play by logan forsythe is 1 of the very best ive seen this year.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) June 6, 2012
Bet the kid ends up on SportsCenter & MLB Network now: Logan Forsythe first career HR, game-winner, after sensational play at 2B earlier— Scott Miller (@ScottMCBS) June 6, 2012
Attention, @msimonespn-- Do what you can to get Logan Forsythe's play as the No. 1 Web Gem. And put it in the 2012 Top 10.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) June 6, 2012
The Padres' Logan Forsythe just made a play that should finish the year among the Top 10 web gems of the 2012. Alomar-like imagination.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) June 6, 2012