Peyton Manning isn’t the only player in Denver with a masterful pump fake.
Rockies first baseman Todd Helton — who, after 17 major league seasons, has seen just about every trick in the book — pulled off a maneuver Thursday afternoon that would make the crosstown quarterback proud.
After a pickoff attempt by Roy Oswalt with St. Louis’ Matt Carpenter on first, Helton feigned a throw back to his pitcher, allowing the Cardinals baserunner to wander away from the bag before tagging him on the backside for the final out of the inning.
Check out the veteran move in the video below.
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