Astros Pitcher Expertly Dodges Ball with a Move Many Are Comparing to The Matrix — Watch
Just call him Neo.
Houston Astros pitcher Collin McHugh won the praise of baseball fans everywhere on Tuesday night when he managed to somehow avoid a drive right at his face with a move many are comparing to The Matrix.
After pitching a fastball to Oakland Athletics’ Kendry Morales, the ball sailed straight back toward the mound. McHugh can be seen on video leaning backward as the ball flew over his throat.
McHugh also reacted to the social media frenzy his quick reflexes caused, tweeting the video and writing, “My ring finger says, ‘Excuse me, that’s a 1-6-3 DP’ My jaw says, ‘.’ ” (A 1-6-3 DP is a type of double play that occurs when the ball is hit to the pitcher before being thrown to the shortstop to get a runner out. It is then thrown to the first baseman to get the batter out.)
My ring finger says, “Excuse me, that’s a 1-6-3 DP”