The timing on this is very fun. Red Sox first baseman Blake Swihart singled in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday, with one out and the the Red Sox down a run. Three pitches later, Sandy León skied a fly ball to left field, a harmless out that earned León’s disappointed body language. And that was before he saw what happened to Swihart!
Owned! Blue Jays infielders Lourdes Gurriel and Aldemys Diaz bluffed the defensive actions for a softly-hit double-play grounder, and Swihart, the poor fellow, just completely ate it up, legging it out to second and even making a turn, with absolutely no idea whatsoever where the ball was. Even once he realized he’d been duped, Swihart was so turned around and screwed up he initially only retreated to second base.
Infield trickery like this absolutely rules. The Blue Jays should get an extra at-bat or something as a reward.