Joe Pederson

The San Francisco Giants' Joc Pederson (23) dives for a ball hit by the Arizona Diamondbacks' Sergio Alcantara, falling in for a two-run double in the fourth inning at Oracle Park on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in San Francisco. (Shae Hammond/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford backhanded Trea Turner's grounder and hurriedly threw to first base, knowing quickness was the key to retire one of Major League Baseball's fastest runners.

The throw was on time but in the dirt, and the first baseman nicely scooped the ball into his mitt for the out, a seemingly routine play for a proven defender such as, say, Brandon Belt.