Sep 27, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Carlos Torres (52) pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning of a game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Carlos Torres turns double play on stunned Jordan Schafer

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This is a great heads-up play by Carlos Torres of the Mets.

The Braves’ Jordan Schafer attempts to lay down a sacrifice bunt but fails miserably, popping the ball in the air.

Thinking Torres will just catch the ball for the out, Schafer stands there like a dope.

Torres, instead of catching the ball, lets it drop, and easily throws the statue-like Schafer out at first.

And the runner who was at first is now hung out to dry, and he gets caught for the double play.

Schafer would have been out at first even if he had busted it out of the box, but that’s beside the point. He still needed to run.

You can’t just stand there watching  your crap bunt, assuming it will be caught for an out. Schafer just looks like an idiot being thrown out eighty feet.

Torres, unlike Schafer, has his head in the game. A rare example of good, smart fielding by a pitcher.


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