Niko Goodrum made the start in centerfield for the Tigers today and he certainly made his presence known. In the 5th inning he recorded an outfield assist by throwing out Cam Gallagher at second base.
Niko Goodrum with a good route and uses his gloveside momentum to turn and fire a strike to get Gallagher trying to streatch a single into a double. It would've been hard for Niko to mess that route up, but he has done it in the past. He's learning. pic.twitter.com/SMVu2ao40t
— Jules Posner (@julesposner) April 7, 2019
Goodrum would later top that play by laying out for a spectacular catch in the 9th inning to seal the Tigers 3-1 victory.
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Niko Goodrum with the diving catch to get the sweep👌
Shane Greene gets his 7th save of the season#DetroitTigers 3
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— A A ron (@ALLMAIZE) April 7, 2019
The Tigers are now 7-3 on the season and will take on the Cleveland Indians for a three game series starting Tuesday at Comerica Park.