Davey Johnson played in the same infield as Brooks Robinson and he manages Ryan Zimmerman, so he is the authority on this matter: Could Robinson have the made the flying, full-extension, stunning play Zimmerman made Sunday afternoon in the seventh inning?
"No," Johnson said.
That play, one of the most spectacular plays of his career, capped a classic defensive effort for Zimmerman in an 8-5 loss to the Reds. He also made a what's-he-doing-there recovery after a dropped sacrifice bunt and a diving catch of another bunt. If you had a ticket Sunday, you may be telling your grandkids about those plays.
"Highlight film," Johnson said. "All in one day."
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