via MLB.com video
You know variations of the line, “He could have fallen down, gotten back up and still beaten it out”? Well, Angels catcher Hank Conger did just that. On Sunday, the Orioles were defending the left-handed hitting Conger with a hefty infield shift swung around toward first base. Manny Machado, the O’s third baseman was playing where the shortstop is normally positioned and the other three infielders were set up on the right side of second base.
Awesomely (and intelligently), Conger dropped a bunt down the third base line. Knowing he had no shot at throwing him out, Machado putzed in and picked up the ball to stop Conger from stretching it into a double. (Of course he wasn’t going to stretch it into a double.)
Anyway, check out Conger tumbling, getting up and still getting to first without a throw.