Once again, the American League came away from the MLB All-Star Game victorious, rallying from an early 2-0 deficit thanks to two big home runs from Giancarlo Stanton and Byron Buxton that gave them the lead.
Stanton may have been named the MVP of the All-Star Game, but Andres Gimenez certainly turned some heads with an epic play of his own.
In the bottom of the first inning, with the National League ahead 1-0, the Cleveland Guardians star second baseman made the play of the game when he picked up a ground ball from Manny Machado and flipped it to Tim Anderson with a behind-the-back throw before Anderson completed the double play.
The Guardians tweeted a video of the highlight.
If you don't know that Andrés Giménez is a star, it's not our fault. We've been saying it all year, but this is the first time a lot of you get to see him play.
What a stud.#ForTheLand pic.twitter.com/Qjkn45O4ny
— Cleveland Guardians (@CleGuardians) July 20, 2022
Flashing The Leather
That was one heck of a play by Gimenez.
That at the very least should have earned him some consideration for MVP of the game.
But he saved Shane McClanahan big time there in the first.
If he doesn’t make that play, Paul Goldschmidt‘s home run would have been a three-run shot instead of a solo shot.
If you didn’t know who Gimenez was and that he was an All-Star, now you know.
He earned the starting job for the AL All-Stars and did not disappoint out there at second base.
That’s one way to turn some heads.
And it was a huge play too that saved the AL a lot of trouble there in the first.
So that’s one Guardians star who made his mark on the All-Star Game.
If the Guardians are going to make a run, Gimenez will be a major key to that as we enter the second half of the regular season.
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