The Sutersault and 5 Rad Things From Saturday

A backward flip worthy of an Olympian.

Just when you thought that this bizarre season could not reach any new level of weird, up stepped Milwaukee Brewers lefty Brent Suter to give everyone another crazy reason to love baseball in 2020.

Check out his acrobatics and all the other wonderful tidbits you may have missed from Saturday’s slate of games.


The Sutersault


Yes, baseball Twitter lit up with glee at this rather strange pitching wind up from Brent Suter.


The flip was quickly mocked from all outlets.


And by his teammates, of course.


Have a Day, Jose Abreu!


White Sox slugger Jose Abreu is having a phenomenal year at the plate and he is certainly doing everything conceivably possible to win his first American League MVP award after going 4-for-4 with 2 HRs and 7 RBIs yesterday against the Detroit Tigers. He is now hitting .315 with 14 homers and 44 RBIs on the season.


This Tweet aptly summarises what’s happening on the South Side of Chicago.


His teammates are also doing their best to put the White Sox in a position to contend for the World Series this season.


And the Tigers social media team knew they had taken another good hiding in their 14-0 loss. Incidentally, they have lost 19-0, 12-2, and now 14-0 in 3 of their last 4 games. Ouch!


Relay Magic


To be fair, the Tigers were completely outmatched with the bat, the ball, and in the field. This fantastic relay from Nomar Mazara to Tim Anderson to Yasmani Grandal to punch out Willi Castro at the plate was slick, sexy baseball.


What is most impressive is the quick catch and release off one leg from shortstop Tim Anderson, delivering the perfect throw.


Starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez was particularly grateful on his way to a shutout performance.


Plays Of The Day


My plays of the day feature 3 players executing 3 wonderful catches! First up, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays lays out to take a brilliant catch in left field.



It has been a breakout year for Oakland Athletics utility outfielder Mark Canha – here he is robbing a homer from Nick Solak with a lovely takeaway at the wall.


But the winner for me (and showing a bit of love for the demoralized Detroit Tigers, too), take a bow, Victor Reyes


Votto’s Monologue


Clearly, a frustrated Joey Votto was trying every line in the book to try to get himself ejected after striking out while being caught looking in yesterday’s game. If you are going to do it then you may as well do it at the bottom of the 9th inning with your team trailing 7-1.



How Was Your Trip, Rojas?


It was an embarrassing run out at the start of the game for Miami Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas. Luckily, he was ok and x-rays came back negative!


Benjamin Haller

A Yorkshireman living in Australia, loving Major League Baseball from afar. As I wait for my A's to build their new stadium, I spend my time coaching soccer, writing for, and over-analyzing relief pitcher scoring in fantasy baseball. Follow me @benjaminhaller1 for thousands of retweets

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