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Chase Utley with the Incredible No-Look Flip to First Base for the Out (Video)
On Thursday night the Los Angeles Dodgers opened a four-game series against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. It’s not a particularly important series for the Dodgers with regard to the standings, as they currently have a comfortable six-game lead in the N.L. West. However, it is a significant series with regard to the iconic franchise’s storied history. Because this is the Dodgers’ final home series of the season, it will mark the end of the incomparable Vin Scully‘s legendary 67-year broadcasting career.
Of course, the last thing you want in a big series like this are boring games that leave little for Scully to say. Luckily, Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley took it upon himself to make sure Thursday’s game was anything but boring.
In the top of the fourth with two outs, a runner on first, and the Rockies up 3-1, Utley booted an easy grounder off the bat of Tyler Chatwood. However, instead of giving up on the play, Utley dove, grabbed the ball, and fired a perfect no-look flip to Adrian Gonzalez at first base to record the out.
Sully’s call? Absolutely perfect. Take a look:
Three innings later, after a bases loaded walk to Gonzalez, Sully got to call what might be the last grand slam of his career, courtesy of Yasmani Grandal:
Final score: Dodgers 7, Rockies 4.
Vin’s final series is off to a pretty great start.
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