The play helped preserve a one run lead for the Reds.
Not much has been going right for the Cincinnati Reds this season, but Brandon Phillips may have made one of the top plays of the season. With men on first and second down by one, the Cubs’ Jorge Soler hit a tough grounder right up the middle that could’ve tied up the game. However, Phillips raced to the ball, slid to the ground, and flipped the ball behind his back to the bare-hand of shortstop Eugenio Suarez. Suarez then stepped on the bag to end the inning.
Incredible defense is nothing new to Brandon Phillips. He consistently ranks among the top defensive second basemen in the league and makes plays like this regularly. While several key Reds might be headed out at the trade deadline, he will still be there to make these incredible plays.
See the play below: