A's infielder throws 72 mph laser to first while sitting down
The Oakland Athletics crushed the Texas Rangers at home on Monday night, racking up 17 hits en route to a 14-5 blowout win. The offense was obviously fun to watch, but aside from three errors, the defense had its highlights too.
For instance, in the top of the eighth inning while leading 14-4, second baseman Tyler Ladendorf made a nice sliding stop on a grounder up the middle from Ryan Rua. He didn't field it cleanly, so rather than getting up and throwing from his feet, Ladendorf decided to remain seated and fire a 72 mph strike to first.
It wasn't the greatest play of the season, but it was the best throw from a backside in some time.