Javier Baez snagged a line drive then dove into second base for a superb double play
Although the Cubs' bats were strong, the team's defense in its 4-0 win Wednesday over the Dodgers was the real MVP. Manager Joe Maddon himself said that when winning these types of games, the team has shown outstanding displays on defense. And one particular play stood out.
In the top of the eighth inning with Enrique Hernandez on second, Justin Turner hit a line drive up the middle. This ball wasn't going to leave the infield with Javier Baez around. The Cubs second baseman snagged it then dove into second base for the double play:
It's not out of the norm for Baez to make these plays, and we surely don't get sick of watching them.
This was after a stellar play from Jason Heyward in the top of the third, when he showed off his arm strength by darting a throw on a fly ball to home, where Willson Contreras tagged Chris Taylor out.
A great afternoon for Cubs' defense.