I probably didn’t appreciate this Manny Machado web gem enough because it followed a frustrating Robinson Cano‘s go-ahead homer against Tommy Hunter in the top of the 9th. The speedy Alfonso Soriano hit a slow roller to third base, Machado charged the ball on the infield grass, scooped it up with his barehand and made an off balance throw to first for out number one.

GIF after the bump.

Manny Machado barehanded play to catch Alfonso Soriano

Here’s the video.