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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

VIDEO: Coghlan scores by jumping over Yadi

What a dive! What a play for the run-scoring. Probably won't see this again anytime soon. Now just set it on slow-mo and play it over again...




Chris Coghlan races home on Kevin Pillar's triple, and scores by leaping over a crouching Yadier Molina to give the Blue Jays a 3-2 lead



"I was coming around third and I looked to my left to see where the ball was and I saw it was going to beat me and probably the last step or two I saw Yadi go down," Coghlan said. "You're first thought is, 'OK, I'm going to run him over cause he's right over the plate.' And then I was thinking, 'since he's down, why don't you jump?'"
Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada couldn't believe it. 
"When I saw Coghlan do a front flip over Molina, it was like I saw a unicorn or something," Estrada said. "It's just something that never happens. You might not ever see that again." 
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was impressed.
 
"He got up there didn't he? You've got to win that game because that's what made it worthwhile," Gibbons said. "You probably don't see that for 100 years."
Coghlan actually made contact with Molina's shoulder, which prevented what could have been a dangerous landing. 
"It was going to be an ugly fall because I just didn't have enough momentum going forward so it helped that I hit Yadi," Coghlan said. "It kicked my feet up so it wasn't that bad of a landing." 
Coghlan's joked with reporters after the game that he was doing his best Willie Mays Hayes impersonation. Coghlan's leap is eerily similar to one by the fictional ball player played by Omar Epps in 1994's Major League II. - iheartradio



Source(s): iheartradio

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