Atlanta Braves turning a triple-play against the Boston Red Sox. Photo Credit: Bally Sports South.

The Atlanta Braves pulled off one of the rarest plays in baseball, a triple-play, against the Boston Red Sox, which largely happened due to the sheer incompetence of the Red Sox on the base paths…

Red Sox first baseman Triston Casas hit a routine fly ball into center field which was pretty easily run down by Braves center fielder Michael Harris for the first out of the inning.

Unfortunately, Red Sox outfielder Adam Duvall got a horrible read on the fly ball, seemingly thinking that the ball was going to land in for a hit. He was nearly 3/4 of the way to second base when Harris made the catch, easily getting doubled off at first base for the second out of the inning.

Red Sox second base runner Masataka Yoshida made things even worse, attempting to tag up from second base when he saw the throw come into first base. He was thrown out at third base on a great throw from Matt Olson to complete this bizarre triple-play.

Brandon Gaudi on Bally Sports South perfectly detailed the excitement of Braves fans on the team broadcast of the game on Bally Sports South.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox broadcast was far less enthusiastic about the triple-play, to say the least…

“That’s just unacceptable. That is flat unacceptable,” said NESN’s Dave O’Brien breaking down the play at the top of the following inning.

Fans at home largely agreed with O’Brien, absolutely ripping the Red Sox for their horrible base-running on the play.

This triple-play in particular from the Braves is among the rarest of all time considering how it happened. It is just the second 8-3-5 triple play in baseball history, with the only other one of this nature coming back in 1884.

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About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.