Bruntlett Turns Three
It is just the 14th unassisted triple play in baseball history. It is only the second unassisted triple play to end the game. The first came May 31, 1927, when Tigers first baseman John Neun turned one against the Cleveland Indians.
“It’s hard to know how to react to it,” Bruntlett siad. “I was almost laughing. That doesn’t happen. What do you do there? Game is over. High fives.”
It was the Phillies’ first triple play since Sept. 12, 2007, against Colorado. It was the first unassisted triple play since Mickey Morandini turned one Sept. 20, 1992 against the Pirates.
“It’s crazy (stuff),” Jeff Francoeur said. “That’s all I’ve got to say.”