Nolan Arenado’s first installment on the countdown
Number 58 on the countdown was the first, but definitely not the last, for Nolan Arenado. This took place on August 22 against Kansas City in Kauffman Stadium.
A high chopper was hit to his right, towards the third base line. Arenado’s momentum carried him into foul territory and into the third base coaching box. He then proceeds to make a jump throw over to first baseman Mark Reynolds, who has to go into foul territory to receive the throw from Arenado.
As Drew Goodman, the Rockies television play-by-play broadcaster for AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, noted, Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar (who is a pretty good runner) was still out by two steps.
Charlie Blackmon makes an apperance
Numebr 38 on the countdown was Charlie Blackmon. The moment happened on August 1 against the New York Mets. Blackmon had to go very deep as the ball was at the wall and he leaped into the wall and he caught it.
Had he not caught the ball, it would have hit high off the wall. It was Asdrubal Cabrera who hit the ball, who doesn’t have lightning fast speed but, depend on the carom of the ball off the wall, it easily would have been a triple and potentially an inside-the-park home run.