Javy Báez Running Wild to Create the Cubs' First Run of the Day (VIDEO)

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Javy Báez Running Wild to Create the Cubs’ First Run of the Day (VIDEO)

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Pirates starter Tyler Anderson has a unique hitch in his delivery that leaves him vulnerable to smart and aggressive baserunners.

… enter the smartest and most aggressive baserunner in baseball, Javy Báez. After singling to open up the second inning, Báez *EASILY* stole second and third, and scored on Jake Marisnick’s pop single:

Note that if Báez doesn’t steal third base, let alone second base, then Marisnick’s ball might wind up a harmless pop out to the better-positioned second baseman. Credit to Marisnick for putting the ball in play. Credit to Báez for setting the whole thing up. Obligatory: El Mago.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.