At this point, there's not much that Andrelton Simmons can do to excite us. Like the children of rich parents who are gifted with sports cars on their 16th birthday, we see Simmons make insane diving catches and think, "Ho hum. Can you pass another cucumber sandwich?"
But we must fight back against that attitude, because it is not every day that a shortstop like Simmons comes along. So, sit up and pay attention when I tell you that on Wednesday night, Andrelton Simmons once again made an outrageous play.
In the bottom of the 8th inning, the Mets had the tying run on third base with two outs. Travis D'Arnaud hit a ground ball into the third base hole, probably assuming that he had an RBI single.
But Simmons had other ideas.
Just look at that range! Look at that fluid motion! Look at that powerful arm -- not only was the throw on target, but somehow Simmons got some pace on it as he fell towards left field.
Simmons did make one mistake, however: He revealed the source of his great range. See? He's wearing those shoes with the little rollers underneath them!