El Bote Scores on a Not Very Wild Pitch

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El Bote Scores on a Not Very Wild Pitch

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David Bote, my man. Have yourself a DAY.

Just before Anthony Rizzo launched his 18th home run of the season today, David Bote kept the inning alive with a 110 MPH, two-out single. Stick? Check. An inning later, he made an absolutely brilliant, bare-handed play at third base, eliciting memories of something only Javy Baez would be able to pull off. Glove? Check.

The only thing he hadn’t yet done in today’s game, then, was something magical on the bases. Well, he only needed three innings to get that check done too:

That ball barely dribbled away from the plate and Bote still managed to score. Sure, it bounced off Kyle Schwarber and confused the catcher, but that still requires those lightening fast reactions and decision-making skills that very few possess. It’s becoming increasingly clear that this Bote kid is for real. How fun is he to watch?


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Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @Michael_Cerami.