Yuniesky Betancourt is known for a lot of things. Not walking. Not being a good fielder. Not walking. Hitting baseballs with a ridiculous amount of backspin is not one of his primary talents.
In yesterday’s NLDS opener between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Milwaukee Brewers, Betancourt got a key triple that helped the Brewers pad their lead in what was then a very tight game with the NL West champs. Most of the time, he gets two bases, but his fly ball to the gap in left-center had so much backspin that Gerardo Parra misjudged the carom, allowing Betancourt to easily jog over to third base.
Check out the crazy second bounce after it hits the video board.
(Title reference for those of you not big into the table tennis scene)