Triple plays are awesome and, for the first time since 1981, one has been turned on back-to-back nights. On Monday night, the Brewers turned a 4-6-3-2 triple play against the Dodgers and the Red Sox followed that up by turning their first triple play since 1994 against Tampa Bay of the 5-4-3 variety.
Unfortunately, LA Dodgers radio play-by-play man Charley Steiner had a little trouble calling the one last night on the LA Dodgers Radio Network. So Don Orsillo of NESN gave Steiner a free lesson tonight:
I love Remy’s reaction, too: a nonchalant “yes,” because, as he pointed out, he was calling the game in which Gary Gaetti turned two triple plays in one game in 1990 at Fenway Park. One triple play is NOTHING to him – he was just happy the Sawx got out of the inning.