March 30, 2012

Toronto's Gose Steals Second, Third, Home To Beat Red Sox

Toronto's Anthony Gose broke a 2-2 tie with the Red Sox yesterday by stealing second, third and home in the eighth inning. The Blue Jays (now 22-4-1 this spring) won the game 3-2.

Dan Duggan, Herald:
With reliever Justin Thomas on the mound, Gose reached on a walk to lead off the eighth and stole second and third base on consecutive pitches. With two outs, Gose took a huge secondary lead after Yan Gomes swung and missed at a Thomas offering.

Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia didn’t look Gose back to third, and the speedster took off for home as soon as the catcher threw to Thomas, who was standing a few feet in front of the mound. Thomas couldn’t get the ball out of his glove quickly and Gose dived safely into home before Saltalamacchia could apply the tag.
Baseball Almanac has a list of players who have accomplished this feat in a regular season game.


Rick (f/k/a westcoastsox) said...

Are the Blue Jays a legitimate threat in the AL East? They aren't being picked by many (by anybody). Surprising.

allan said...

Not for the division. They have a solid team, but are in the wrong division. One person at Yahoo! did pick them for 3rd, though (and Sox for 4th).