Royals manager Ned Yost on strides made by Adalberto Mondesi, Hunter Dozier
How’d he do that?
Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi showed off his athleticism Wednesday when he started a double play in the third inning of the Royals’ 6-1 loss to the Rangers. It was so good that Royals starter Jorge Lopez couldn’t help smiling.
Texas’ Shin-Soo Choo was hit by a pitch to open the frame. Willie Calhoun then grounded a ball up the middle. Mondesi slid behind second base, bounced to his feet and got to the bag a split-second ahead of Choo.
Mondesi stepped on the base and rifled a throw to Hunter Dozier at first to beat Calhoun by a split-second. It was a terrific play that showed Mondesi’s agility, speed and arm strength.
Fox Sports Kansas City shared this look at it:
And the Royals tweeted this angle from behind first base: