Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon channeled his inner Flash like never before in Sunday’s win against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Gordon has stolen nine bases over his past nine games and four of those were accumulated on Sunday.
After drawing a walk from Trevor Cahill to leadoff the game, the speedy second baseman stole his first base of the game with Yasiel Puig at bat. After being walked again in the third inning, Gordon beat the throw to second and then right afterwards stole third. Hanley Ramirez hit a single off a short grounder to the mound shortly after sending Gordon home.
His final stolen base of the game in the sixth inning was the most interesting of them all. Gordon managed to snag second as reliever Randall Delgado had the ball in his hand and was digging his cleat into the dirt. Not realizing that time was not out, Delgado attempted to make a throw but his efforts were a second too late.
The Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks on Sunday 8-6, and Gordon’s baserunning was one of the difference makers during the series. Aside from all the stolen bases, Gordon has been having a phenomenal start to the season batting .400 with five RBI and even a home run.
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