Royals’ Billy Hamilton drops jaws on score from second base off sac fly
There’s fast and then there’s fast.
Kansas City Royals outfielder Billy Hamilton showcased his motor to the baseball world Tuesday night when he scored off a sacrifice fly from second base.
In the bottom of the third inning, shortstop Adalberto Mondesi belted a fastball from Mariners pitcher Marco Gonzales to deep center.
The big swing took center fielder Mallex Smith to the warning track, where he fell to his knees fielding the pop-fly.
— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) April 10, 2019
Unbeknownst to Smith, Hamilton took advantage of the misstep as he tagged at second base.
As the speedster approached third, coach Mike Jirschele waved him home.
Smith’s desperation throw was cut off, and the subsequent throw to home plate was late.
Catcher Omar Narvaez had no chance as Hamilton slid into home face-first, tying the game at 2 runs apiece.
And the look of disbelief from Smith:
When you allowed Billy Hamilton to score from second base on a sacrifice fly. pic.twitter.com/hfgAMQCNaT
— Adam Gretz (@AGretz) April 10, 2019
Sometimes you gotta tip your hat to the competition.
Billy Hamilton is gonna be a household name
— King Kamehameha (@elsauce89) April 10, 2019
Been convicted since his days in Cincy. Billy Hamilton might be ⚡The Flash ⚡when he doesn't play baseball…. Probably switched to Royal blue just so people wouldn't catch on. 🤔 https://t.co/in53Voc3VM
— Mason Otto (@GoschDangIt) April 10, 2019
Seattle beat Kansas City 6-3.
Samson X Horne is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Samson at 412-320-7845, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter .