Crazy things can happen in baseball.
They can happen when nobody is expecting them to happen.
They strike when you least expect them.
Reynolds hit a triple off Cubs reliever Rowan Wick in the top of the seventh inning.
That part isn’t surprising, but the exit velocity of the ball Reynolds hit was 49.4 mph.
Better yet, the ball barely made it onto the outfield grass.
Reynolds reached second, but saw that third base was open, so he went ahead and blew past second to take third.
Bryan Reynolds just hit a triple.
The ball had an exit velocity of 49.4 mph. pic.twitter.com/ObsoqZ7bJS
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) April 22, 2022
This has to be the craziest triple we’ve ever seen in baseball.
That ball came off the bat at under 50 mph.
And Reynolds still managed to leg out a triple.
We hear the term unprecedented a lot today, but this really was unprecedented.
How Reynolds was able to end up reaching third on that is beyond anybody’s comprehension.
But it does impress everyone involved with the game of baseball.
Reynolds is obviously a fast runner but watching him blow past second base after having beaten the throw is quite fun for baseball fans.
Reynolds is a guy who can hit, run, and play defense.
He sure put his running prowess on full display last night in Chicago, leaving Cubs fans stunned that he was able to reach third.
One would think that typically, a guy would at best stretch that into a double.
Nobody saw a triple coming, not even Reynolds.
He stunned the crowd and players on both benches with his ability to make the unexpected happen.