On Tuesday Night at Tropicana Field, the Tampa Bay Rays beat the visiting favorite Houston Astros 4-1 to force Game 5 of their AL Divisional Series matchup in the MLB’s 2019 Postseason. The game provided plenty of entertainment both on and off the field, including a security-guard, break dancing during a T.V. timeout, and NFL tight-end going up and one hand grabbing a foul ball while watching from the stands, and an amazing cutoff throw to home plate that stopped an Astros’ runner from scoring.
First, the unnamed security guard busted out some “sick” jaw-dropping dance moves down the left-field line during a commercial break that included a cartwheel, the splits, and a somersault that was followed by the infamous “spinaroonie”. The energetic and amusing display of dancing is currently going viral, and some fans on Twitter are even suggesting they’ve seen the act before. They claim this may be the same security guard who had a dance-off with the Houston Astros’ mascot Orbit, back in June 2014.
Then, the highlights migrated back to the “actual” game during the 4th inning when Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames unleashed an eye-popping, laser-like throw to home plate to throw out Houston Astros second-baseman Jose Altuve, after receiving a relay from Rays outfielder Kevin Keirmaier.
Finally, the theatrics ramped up during the 9th inning when Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight-end O.J. Howard plucked a foul ball out of the air for a one-handed grab, which was contested by many fans sitting in the same section as the NFL player. Howard, an Alabama draftee, looked extremely comfortable during the play and Bucs’ fans are hoping that will translate onto the field during this Sunday’s upcoming game against the Carolina Panthers in London, England.
As the series turns to Game 5 in the series and heads back to Houston, fans can be certain the deciding matchup on Thursday at Minute Maid Park will be full of plenty laughs, highlights and drama.
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