CLEVELAND — Scott Carroll looked up as he got over to cover first base and found a glove flying his way instead of a ball on Saturday night.
Though he was a little surprised, the White Sox pitcher expertly grabbed the glove of first baseman Jose Abreu with the ball stuck in the webbing and recorded the second out of the sixth inning. Carroll complimented Abreu for the heads up play after Lonnie Chisenhall’s grounder broke the webbing of his glove and got wedged in.
“It’s a lot easier to catch a big glove than it is a little ball so I just tried to hold onto it as long as possible and was able to get the out,” Carroll said. “That was a good job by him to be smart enough to toss his glove because sometimes people would try and fumble with and get the ball out.”
“When he tossed his glove I just laughed in my head and I wanted to corral it and made sure I got the glove for the out.”