Albert Pujols isn't winning a 40-yard dash anytime soon but, still, Machado (not to mention all of his momentum) is halfway into the dugout by the time he's ready to throw this ball and Pujols still isn't anywhere near first base. The cross-diamond throw wasn't even in the dirt, it was at Steve Pearce's eyes. He just had to stretch into foul territory which, again, wasn't a problem because Pujols was barely in the frame. Just absurd and, even though we've seen him do this before, it never gets old.
Here's some video with Gary Thorne calling the play like it's a work of fiction: