Brett Phillips rocket throw retires David Freese

Milwaukee Brewers' Brett Phillips (33) is congratulated by Orlando Arcia after throwing out Pittsburgh Pirates' David Freese at home during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
AP Photo/Morry Gash

With one out in the top of the fourth inning, the Pittsburgh Pirates had runners on second and third with catcher Elias Diaz at the plate. But in one sequence the Pirates watched their half of the inning come to an end, thanks to Milwaukee Brewers rookie center fielder Brett Phillips.

Pirates third baseman David Freese attempted to tag up on Diaz’s flyout to center, but Phillips had other ideas as he released an accurate two-hopper to complete the double play and end the inning.

According to MLB Statcast, Phillips’ throw was 104 miles per hour, making it the hardest outfield throw tracked this season.

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