The Throw Beat Him By a Mile, But EL MAGO Does it Again!

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The Throw Beat Him By a Mile, But EL MAGO Does it Again!

Chicago Cubs

Javy Baez has already hit a homer (tying his career single-season high) and thrown a guy out at the plate today, but enough’s never enough for this kid.

So when he plopped a ball into the right field corner to lead off the eighth inning, he didn’t stop at second base with an easy stand-up double. Instead, he kept on trucking through to third and slid in safely for his seventh triple of the season … even though the ball beat him by about the distance between Wrigley Field and, say, the Moon:

https://twitter.com/NBCSCubs/status/1025489285779259392

I’d say that’s unbelievable, but what else do you expect from a magician? After adding his two extra-base hits (and a walk) today, Javy’s slash line is up to a mean .299/.333/.580 (137 wRC+).

Also, this:

Have yourself a season. Dang.



Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami