In case you haven't seen every defensive play in the book from Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley, here's another one for the future Hall of Famer's collection.
The Dodgers were hosting the Colorado Rockies at the Ravine on Thursday night in the opening game of a four-game series, the final homestand at Dodger Stadium.
There were two outs in the top of the fourth inning and the Rockies were threatening to add to their 3-1 lead. Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood was at the plate, and he hit what appeared to be a routine ground ball to Utley at second base.
Only Utley bobbled the ball, but he somehow stayed with the play and tossed the ball behind his back without looking to first baseman Adrian Gonzalez for the final out of the inning.
Check out the videos of the play below, the first, complete with the legendary Vin Scully on the call, and the second, a zoomed in replay. Enjoy.
As he came into the dugout, Utley told his manager Dave Roberts that he was sorry for bobbling the ball, and that he should have made the play more cleanly.
Roberts was stunned, but expected nothing less from his veteran second baseman.
"First thing he said was 'I can't believe I missed the ball,'" Roberts said. "He makes this crazy no look pass to first base, and instead of acknowledging the greatness of that play he says he should have made it a lot cleaner."
Utley himself didn't have any answers either.
"It was maybe a little instinctual and maybe a little lucky," he said smiling.
Part of me wants to believe that the 37-year-old bobbled the ball on purpose in order to wow us with his jaw-dropping no-look out, but knowing Utley, he really was more frustrated he had to do what he did.
Utley was also named the Los Angeles Dodgers recipient of the annual Roy Campanella Award on Thursday. The 11-year honor is given to the Dodger player that best exemplifies the spirit and leadership of the late Hall of Fame catcher who played for the Dodgers.
No play exemplifies that spirit and leadership than the remarkable one he made in the game on Thursday night. Utley will be presented the award by members of Campanella's family on Saturday night before the game.