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David Fletcher’s double was a play to remember

Fletcher had 3 hits on Friday, including one that was almost unbelievable

MLB: AUG 20 Angels at Giants Photo by Kiyoshi Mio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

One of the constants of this season, besides the Angels losing, is manager Joe Maddon heaping praise on David Fletcher, who has played well at three defensive positions in the infield and been an anchor atop the lineup.

“David is a man for all seasons, a mind for all ages,” Maddon said after Friday’s game. “He’s just different.”

One of Fletcher’s three hits was a double in the fifth inning was certainly different, in that he hit a pitch up around his eyes.

“Ideally I’d like to not swing at that pitch, but he kind of had me a little rushed up there,” Fletcher explained. “I just saw it and and kind of reacted, and luckily I was able to get the barrel to it.”

Sarah Langs of provided some context on how rare that hit was:

Here was Mike Fiers, who allowed the hit;

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