Wednesday, September 10, 2014
[VIDEO] Al Alburquerque wiggles his way out of a bases-loaded jam
It's a jam you'd never want to put a pitcher in. Bases loaded, no outs, late in a critical game.
Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus had no choice, summoning Al Alburquerque from the bullpen when Phil Coke injured himself chasing after an Eric Hosmer bunt single.
Alburquerque got himself out of the jam in amazing fashion, though, snaring a line drive off the bat of Salvador Perez, then firing to third base — a slider in the dirt that Nick Castellanos picked — to double off Alex Gordon.
Alburquerque struck out Mike Moustakas to end the threat, and gave it a celebration worthy of former Tigers closer Jose "Papa Grande" Valverde.
Here's the video of the play: