Video: Nats unleash some defensive wizardry in Houston

Posted on April 30, 2014 by Andrew Bailey

Photo Credit: David J. Phillip/AP

On a night where the Washington Wizards advanced in the NBA playoffs, the Nats employed their own brand of magic in Houston.

Two plays from last night's win over the Astros jump out: first, Kevin Frandsen's no look, behind the back catch and throw that saved a run (which would eventually score anyway, but whatever). I've watched the play at least a dozen times and still have so many questions. Did he plan it? Was it pure luck? If he didn't plan it, what was he doing turning and running from the ball? One teammate said (jokingly?) that he saw him practice that play...

The second play involved a bit of #spanning, with Denard Span getting his first chance to go one-on-one with Tal's Hill in Minute Maid Park.

Check them both out here, the Span catch coming via Nats Enquirer:

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