Rookie Yangervis Solarte has had quite the eventful first month of his freshman season.
The triple play is still one of the most exciting and rare happenings in baseball. The first “you’re out, you’re out, you’re out” of the 2014 season was turned by the Yankees Thursday night.
The Tampa Bay Rays had two aboard with none out in the bottom of the second inning against CC Sabathia. Down 4-0, Sean Rodriguez had a chance to get his team back in the game. But instead, Rodriguez hit a grounded toward third base. Yankees rookie Yangervis Solarte stepped on third to force Evan Longoria, then pivoted and threw to Brian Roberts at second base to retire Wil Myers.
Then the pièces de ré·sis·tance – Roberts threw a one-hopper to first base that Scott Sizemore scooped out of the dirt for an around-the-horn triple play.
Here it is: