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GIF: Victor Martinez concedes getting thrown out at home

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

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With two outs in the bottom of the third in Detroit, Tigers infielder Jhonny Peralta sent a line drive single to right field, scoring Prince Fielder from third. Victor Martinez -- who had previously doubled -- attempted to score from second on the play.

The problem here was three-fold:

1. Martinez was already slow.
2. He's a season removed from having his ACL (knee) repaired.
3. Royals right fielder Jeff Francoeur sports one of baseball's most lethal throwing arms.

The result was predictable, but it's worthy of GIFdom due to the hilarious manner in which Martinez conceded that he'd been hosed -- he never even tried to touch home plate, instead electing to head straight to the Tigers' dugout and be called out due to leaving the baseline.

Observe, thanks to my buddy and venerable college football scribe Tom Fornelli:

There isn't really much Martinez could have or should have done, especially considering his history with the knee.

Still, Pete Rose most certainly did not approve this message.

 
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