Reds' Brandon Phillips Makes Nasty Behind-the-Back Flip to Start Double Play

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJune 26, 2015

via MLB.com

No matter how many times you see Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips play, he will still find a way to leave you shaking your head in disbelief of the things he does on defense.

In the eighth inning of Thursday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Phillips not only robbed Pirates second baseman Neil Walker of a hit, but he managed to get two outs on the play. 

Phillips made a nice diving play to snag a grounder that bounced off the mound and then made a perfect behind-the-back toss to Reds shortstop Eugenio Suarez to start a double play. 

Threat ended.

This happened in a 4-4 game with no outs in the bottom of the eighth inning. If Phillips' toss isn't on the money, the Pirates would have runners on first and second with multiple chances to push the go-ahead run across. But because he is a four-time Gold Glove Award winner, Phillips made the play—and he made it look easy.



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