Kris Bryant sat yesterday after taking a pitch off of his left hand at the end of Tuesday night’s game. He was probably going to sit anyway, and the HBP simply sealed the deal for Joe Maddon.
Bryant was back in the lineup tonight, and he was quick to show off that left hand on a beautiful diving snag in support of Jake Arrieta (full video here at MLB.com):
Diving catch by Kris Bryant. pic.twitter.com/gE9ry39lIL
— Kevin Marchina (@kg_holler) August 24, 2017
That’s just about the definition of what you want to see from your guy at the hot corner: react quickly, snag the ball. I love it.
Bryant remains an underrated defensive player at third base, even if the metrics don’t love him this year as much as they did last year. He can play over there, as you well know.