Speed test: D-backs’ Corbin Carroll scores from first on grounder up the middle

Jun 22, 2023, 11:54 AM | Updated: 2:50 pm

Corbin Carroll...

Corbin Carroll #7 of the Arizona Diamondbacks rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the first inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on May 21, 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

(Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

Can a groundball hit up the middle and into the outfield score a run from first base?

If the player on first base is Corbin Carroll, the answer is yes.

He did it in the first inning Thursday morning in Washington D.C. as the Diamondbacks were taking on the Nationals to makeup the matchup they were forced to skip earlier this month due to wildfire smoke.

Surprisingly, there was no smoke from Carroll’s cleats, but he did score the first run of the game.

Social media followers were highly impressed and some acknowledged Carroll looks a little like a pop-culture hero.

So far in 2023, Carroll has scored 57 runs, good for fourth in all of baseball.

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