The Dodgers weren't playing anyone at third base, so Adrian Beltre stole it uncontested
Sometimes, you play the shift, and sometimes, the shift plays you -- at least when a wily veteran is paying attention. The Dodgers were hanging on to a slim 3-1 lead over the Rangers on Wednesday night, but
Beltre wasn't content to stop at second, though. He had his eyes on third and pretended to break for it when
However, Beltre wasn't joking around at all when
So -- before
It was Beltre's first steal of 2018 and his first swipe of third since Oct. 2, 2009, when he was with the Mariners. If he doesn't steal another base this year, he will have recorded exactly one stolen base in each of the past eight seasons. That's consistency!
The Rangers ultimately lost, but we're willing to bet that none of Beltre's previous 120 thefts came nearly this easy.