There's hustle, and there's Fernando Tatis Jr.'s scoring-on-a-popup-to-second-base (!) hustle
I would like you to take a look at the photo below. In it, Pirates infielder Kevin Newman makes a catch on an incredibly routine popup to second base off the bat of Hunter Renfroe in Sunday's Padres-Pirates game at PNC Park.
Now what if I told you somebody tagged up at third base and scored on that ordinary, shallow popup?
Well, first a caveat -- not just "somebody," but Padres rookie Fernando Tatis Jr., who's quickly amassing a reputation as one of the most electrifying players in the game today. He pulled this off on that popup in Sunday's game, and it's just unreal:
This isn't technically a steal of home, but it also sort of is one anyway? What a play by Tatis -- and especially the way he slid in under the tag, as confirmed via replay review.
The kid's got a knack for doing wild things, so you'd best pay attention!