Steal a strikeout from your pitcher with a diving catch, draw a laugh: The Pete Alonso Story
This story might be tough for those of you out there who like to skate by with a minimal effort.
That would have been a strikeout, per baseball rules for bunt attempts with two strikes, and deGrom would have racked up another K to add to the 1,000-plus under his belt already. The problem? Alonso came streaking in and made a reaching, diving catch on the popup for an out ... so, he effectively stole a strikeout from his pitcher.
I love that reaction from deGrom, like "Hey, Pete, you totally didn't need to do that but thanks buddy!"
As Weezer said in their wonderfully odd recent single, you can't knock the hustle.
Adrian Garro joined MLB.com in 2016. Throughout his travels, both Bartolo Colon and Vin Scully have placed their hands on his shoulders. Not at the same time, though. That'd be amazing.