The Royals haven’t played 10 percent of their regular-season games, but we’ve already seen a large number of great defensive plays this season.
There was another one on Thursday as Alex Gordon made a stunning grab in the Royals’ 4-0 win over the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium.
The wonderful folks at Statcast broke down the particulars of the play, and it shows just how wonderful the play was on a ball hit by Justin Upton:
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Gordon ran 122.6 feet to make the catch before hitting the warning track. Royals fan Mandy Myers shared this great photo on Twitter:
This is a very, very small sampling of what other Royals fans thought of Mr. Gordon: