This is not the first time we have seen a Tigers baserunner thrown out by an outfielder with an excellent throwing arm. Jhonny Peralta was routinely victimized by former Royals outfielder Jeff Francoeur. The Tigers have also tested guys like Alex Gordon and Nelson Cruz in recent seasons with similar results.
Maybe this is why last night's play at the plate is so infuriating. Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick has 24 assists in the past two seasons and won a Gold Glove in 2012. Last night, he threw out Victor Martinez at home plate with plenty of room to spare.
Hey, at least Victor slid this time.