Jays' Ryan Goins has made big impression

Ryan Goins is making a case to stick around for the Blue Jays next season. (Craig Lassig/Reuters)

Ryan Goins is making a case to stick around for the Blue Jays next season. (Craig Lassig/Reuters)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:33 PM ET

TORONTO - Sometimes the best view in the house is not behind the plate or in the dugout.

The Minnesota Twins were sitting pretty in the sixth inning Sunday afternoon: Runners on the corner, none out in a scoreless game.

That’s when Blue Jays reliever veteran Darren Oliver watched Chris Herrmann hit a hard one hopper to Jays second baseman Ryan Goins.

Positioned at double-play depth, Goins fielded the ball and came up throwing ... to the plate, not second.

“I’m like NO! NO! NO! ... and then I’m saying GREAT PLAY, GREAT PLAY, KID!” said Oliver. “He’s quick, he’s a shortstop playing second.”

Goins’ perfect throw cut down Pedro Florimon at the plate and once Twins lefty Andrew Albers was out of the game the Jays scored twice late to sweep the series.

“He sure made that play look smooth,” said Jays starting picture Mark Buehrle.


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