Last night Chris Denorfia was presented the Heart and Hustle Award by the MLB Players Alumni Association. This honor is presented to a player on each team who "demonstrates a passion for the game of baseball and best embodies the values, spirit, and tradition of the game."
San Diego Padres (@Padres) September 7, 2013
So it was a surprise to no one last night when Denorfia pulled off this amazing offensive display to tie the game in the 6th inning. Standing on first base as Jedd Gyorko grounded out, Deno hustled around second and safely slid into third when Todd Helton committed a throwing error to DJ LeMahieu. Recognizing the opportunity and going for it, Deno ran home, slid around Juan Nicasio to avoid the tag, and still managed to touch the plate.