Jose Fernandez Brought the Pump Fake to Baseball
Miami Marlins righty Jose Fernandez is one of the best young pitchers in the game. He’s also one of the most clever, as evidenced by this bit of trickery from last night.
With Braves runner Tyler Pastornicky on third base, Fernandez induced a weak groundball near the third-base line. With no chance to get the out at first base, he faked a throw with enough conviction to be believable, and flipped the ball to home plate for the third out of the inning.