Originally posted on The Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/27/14

When MLB players are caught in rundowns, they’re rarely able to avoid being tagged out without an error or gaffe of some sort. But in Sunday’s Pirates-Rockies game, Josh Harrison did just that by utilizing a variety of jukes, cut-backs and some good old-fashioned speed. After stealing second base on a 1-0 count in the sixth inning of the game, Harrison accidentally slid past the bag, and the pursuit was on. Two players had excellent chances to tag him out. Rockies shortstop Josh Rutledge literally just stared at Harrison after he was off the bag with the ball in his glove. And catcher Wilin Rosario attempted to make the tag, but Harrison juked him so badly that he literally fell down. The Rockies challenged the play, claiming Rutledge’s tag stayed on Harrison after he slid past the bag. But it was reviewed and upheld. What’d we learn from all this? Harrison is fast and elusive, and the Rockies are inept when it comes to playing defense...

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