White Sox starting pitcher Derek Holland had a busy day on the mound during Sunday afternoon's 7-6 loss to the Mariners. It started in the first inning when he was spooked by Nelson Cruz's fake mound charge. In the fourth inning, it was Holland's turn to be the protagonist in a highlight.
Robinson Cano hit a chopper back to the mound that Holland nonchalantly snared behind his back. All he needed was to flip the ball to first for the first out of the inning.
One problem: The ball had taken up permanent residence in Holland's glove, forcing him to improvise.
His glove flip to first forced Jose Abreu to recall the fundamental axiom of catching a baseball he likely learned as a youth: Use both hands to make the catch.
Holland talked to MLB.com's Fabian Ardaya after the game:
Had he done it before in a game?