Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons made a ridiculous throw to get Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud out at first in Friday’s game, which is cool, because Simmons churns out gorgeous defensive highlights like it’s nothing, but what’s even cooler is that Simmons made almost the same exact throw on d’Arnaud last season.
Here’s Friday night’s throw:
Here are the two plays side by side. In both, Simmons covers so much ground:
The only distinguishable change was that Simmons didn’t one-hop it this time. (Also, d’Arnaud has a new jersey number.)
Additionally, almost a year to the day of Friday’s game, Simmons threw out d’Arnaud from his ass. Travis can’t catch a break around the guy.