Brewers pitcher barrel rolls then lays out to make ridiculous play

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/mlb/teams/mil" data-ylk="slk:Brewers">Brewers</a> pitcher <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/mlb/players/10370/" data-ylk="slk:Brent Suter">Brent Suter</a> did everything in his power to tag out <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/mlb/players/7907/" data-ylk="slk:Alex Gordon">Alex Gordon</a>. (AP Photo)
Brewers pitcher Brent Suter did everything in his power to tag out Alex Gordon. (AP Photo)

Talk about hustle.

Brewers starting pitcher Brent Suter showed off some slick moves during the fifth inning of his start Wednesday to get an out for himself, combining a barrel roll and a diving tag to field a bouncing comebacker for an out.

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Let’s break this down: the Royals’ Alex Gordon hits a weak bouncing comebacker to the right of the mound. Suter awkwardly scoops it, and rolls to save himself from an embarrassing face-plant situation. He then gets up, realizes Gordon is quickly approaching first base, and decides to go air-born for the tag (and Gordon tries to reach the base the same way).

And they say baseball players aren’t athletic.

Here’s another angle:

Such grace! Look out, Zack Greinke: you might finally have a challenger for that NL pitcher Gold Glove.

The NL Central-leading Brewers appear to have quite the jack-of-all trades on their hands; Suter, 28, is the same guy who took Corey Kluber deep for his first MLB home run in May. He’s 8-4 on the season this year, the third of his career, with a 4.15 ERA and career-low 1.15 WHIP.

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