During his impressive outing to improve to 5-0, Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello made a play backing up third base that show his athleticism and effort... and instinct. Not every big league pitcher makes this play, nor do they make it look this easy.
MassLive.com Red Sox reporter Christopher Smith wrote:
"With two outs, Porcello walked Didi Gregorius, then Chase Headley singled to left-center field and Gregorius headed to third base.
Porcello, backing up third baseman Travis Shaw, made an excellent diving stop on a wild throw from left fielder Brock Holt.
Gregorius would have scored if the ball had gotten past Porcello.
The Red Sox lead 2-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning."
Check out the play below: