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Yordano Ventura reached speed of 20 mph while running on his bunt in Game 3

New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard handled a bunt hit by Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura during the first inning of Game 3 of the World Series on Friday.
New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard handled a bunt hit by Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura during the first inning of Game 3 of the World Series on Friday. The Associated Press

If you thought Yordano Ventura was motoring down the line on a bunt during Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night in New York, your eyes didn’t deceived you.

In the second inning, Ventura dropped down a bunt that Noah Syndergaard fielded, and it was a close play at first. Statcast broke down Ventura’s top speed at 20.1 mph:

Not bad for a guy who is not usually running the bases.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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