Pitcher pulls off a move straight out of the ‘Matrix’ to avoid line drive

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Houston Astros pitcher Collin McHugh went full Matrix on Tuesday night, bending backwards to avoid a line drive like Keanu Reeves dodging bullets in a feat of human flexibility. 

McHugh’s impressive reflexes not only helped him dodge the line drive hit by Oakland’s Kendrys Morales (though the ball did reportedly graze McHugh’s hand), it also helped the Astros turn a double play. 

After the game, home plate umpire Bob Guccione recounted what he saw, telling MLB.com, “it reminded me exactly of Keanu Reeves and The Matrix. And so I had to go out there and I told him, ‘Man, that was just like The Matrix.'” Read more…

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