Photo of the Day: Josh Harrison flying through the air could be a motivational poster
Josh Harrison has played pretty much anywhere the Pirates have asked him to in his career, but he's settled in as their everyday second baseman this season. In Monday night's 1-0 win over the Brewers, Harrison flashed some brilliant defense that shows how he earned that role.
Here he is making that airborne throw off a barehanded grab on a deflected grounder to second, in photo form:
"I don't want to sound cocky," Harrison said to MLB.com's Adam Berry after the game,"But I knew I was going to make the play up the middle. When it tipped off his glove, I just tried to change my direction as quick as possible. That's where a lot of offseason agility, change-of-direction stuff came into play. Just trusting my reaction. As soon as I saw it tip off his glove, I knew my only shot was doing what I did.
"Off the bat, I knew I had it. When it tipped off his glove, it just gave me a little detour, change of plans, but I still got it."
The next time you think to yourself, "Hmm, I'm not sure I can do this," just think of this photo of Harrison, defying gravity as he flies through the air. You can do it.