Ichiro with the slide of the century

October, 8, 2012
10/08/12
9:19
PM ET
IchiroWilliam Perlman/US PresswireThe Yanks took an early lead in Game 2 after an amazing Ichiro Suzuki slide/dodge/dive.
In the first inning of Game 2 of the ALDS between the Yankees and Orioles, Ichiro Suzuki made perhaps the best slide in the history of the Yankees.

With the two outs, Robinson Cano hit a rocket off the base of the right field wall. Suzuki sped around from first. When he rounded third, it appeared that Robert Andino's relay would nail Ichiro by a mile.

Standing at home with the ball was Matt Wieters, waiting to end the inning. Instead the flexible Ichiro moved his hips out of the way up the third base line, making Weiters miss.

Still, Ichiro was not near the plate. So he doubled back and fell on his left hand as Wieters lunged for him. Ichiro darted up and smacked the plate with his right hand.

1-0 Yankees.
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Jacoby Ellsbury
BA HR RBI R
.276 10 54 57
OTHER LEADERS
HRM. Teixeira 20
RBIJ. Ellsbury 54
RB. Gardner 76
OPSB. Gardner .791
WM. Tanaka 12
ERAM. Tanaka 2.51
SOM. Tanaka 135