OAKLAND -- If they ever decide to make another Matrix movie, Collin McHugh should absolutely be in it.
The Astros' right-hander somehow avoided a line drive off the bat of A's first baseman Kendrys Morales, allowing his shortstop Carlos Correa to turn a 6-3 double play in the second inning Tuesday night.
This is something right out of the Matrix 😱 pic.twitter.com/O0GnKs7pff— A's on NBCS (@NBCSAthletics) April 17, 2019
"I think I saw a screenshot on Twitter," McHugh said after the game. "I don't know if it gets much closer than that."
McHugh went full limbo to avoid getting hit as the ball sailed just under his chin. Keanu Reeves couldn't have done it better himself.
Said McHugh: "(Home plate umpire Chris Guccione) was like, 'You've got to watch it. It went right here.' So we both turned around and watched the big screen. He was like, 'Dude, I don't know how you did that.' I don't either. Kind of lucky, I think."
McHugh tossed six shutout innings, allowing just two hits and two walks with five strikeouts, as the Astros routed the A's 9-1 for their 10th straight win.