WATCH: Royals’ Jakob Junis (literally) kick-starts the wildest double play of the MLB season

By Jesse Reed
Sep 10, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jakob Junis (65) delivers the ball against the Chicago White Sox in the first inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Royals pitcher Jakob Junis is responsible for one of the craziest plays we’ve seen in MLB for a long time.

In the top of the second inning Sunday against the Chicago White Sox, Eloy Jimenez laced a pitch right up the middle. Junis had his foot out after the pitch and the ball hit it, popping into the air. That allowed third baseman Maikel Franco the opportunity to catch it on the fly. Then, he fired to first base to cap off the wild double play.

Check out this awesome play.

Hopefully Junis’ foot isn’t black and blue after the impact of that laser-beam hit up the middle.