Let me perform a quick public service for all Major League Baseball baserunners out there: Don’t run on Yoenis Cespedes. Ever. Under any circumstances.
By now we’ve all seen the Oakland A’s outfielder’s ridiculous throw from Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Angels, where he nailed Howie Kendrick at the plate with a 300-foot laser of a throw. Well, Wednesday night Cespedes did it again.
This time the victim was Angels slugger Albert Pujols. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Pujols lined a ball into left field and Cespedes misplayed it. Seeing the misplay, Pujols raced around second and attempted to stretch his hit into a triple for absolutely no good reason.
Cespedes gathered the ball at the warning track in left center and uncorked another brilliant throw, hitting third baseman Josh Donaldson on the fly. Donaldson applied the tag on Pujols, who was out by a mile. It was Cespedes’ major league-leading ninth outfield assist so far this season.
Video of the incredible throw below: