Gifted with glove: Esky's grab among top GIFs

Gifted with glove: Esky's grab among top GIFs

Here are the top GIFs from Thursday, courtesy of @MLBGifs.

1. Escobar wows 'em

Count Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer among those who were impressed by the acrobatic double play turned by shortstop Alcides Escobar in Houston.

Escobar sliding grab, Hosmer says wow

2. Juuuuuust a bit outside

The Rangers' Adrian Beltre had an interesting reaction to the Orioles' Chris Tillman throwing a very wild pitch.

Tillman's errant pitch makes Beltre call timeout

3. Nobody home

When you make a pickoff throw, it's generally a good idea to have a fielder stationed at the appropriate base. The Pirates' Gerrit Cole probably will try to remember that for next time.

Cole throws to no one at first

4. Sweet 16

The Phillies' Vince Velasquez was 16 strikeouts worth of nasty on Thursday afternoon, as the Padres can attest.

Vince Velasquez Strikeout Reel

5. Take a long look

The Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson absolutely demolished a home run against the Yankees and took a second to admire his handiwork.

Josh Donaldson's homer reaction

6. Pull up a seat

Some fans at Rogers Centre got a close encounter with Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner, who went tumbling into the seats as he chased a foul ball.

Gardner catch falling into stands

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