Triple plays are incredibly difficult to pull off. There needs to be at least two runners on base with no outs, a ball hit to precisely the right spot, and flawless execution from the fielders. Normally they occur about five times per season.

Thatā€™s not what happened today, though, as the Arizona Diamondbacks ran themselves right into one. With Paul Goldschmidt down 0-2 in the count and runners on first and second, the Diamondbacks opted for a hit-and-run. Unfortunately, Goldschmidt hit the ball straight at Jose Reyes, and the Rockies were out of the ninth inning having done very little at all.

The Rockies still lost 6-4, though.


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