Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Video: Take another look at the terrific double play turned by the Reds on Monday

Aroldis Chapman may or may not have rewarded his infield with a nice post-game meal after Cincinnati's 5-3 victory over the Diamondbacks Monday night, but this play warranted it.

The combination of Zack Cozart, Brandon Phillips, and Joey Votto teamed up to turn arguably the best double play executed by the Reds all season long. The play came in the top of the ninth inning when Cozart made an aggressive play on a tricky groundball to shortstop. 

Rather than wait for an additional hop, and take an out at first, Cozart boldly charged and backhanded the ball before whipping it to Phillips at second base. With a runner bearing down hard, Phillips was able to jump and put enough juice on his throw to Votto at first to record a terrific 6-4-3 twin killing.

The great effort wiped the bases clean and put the Reds within one out of finishing the game. Chapman would eventually secure the last out to nail down another much-needed win.

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