Yoenis Cespedes throwing runners out at the plate is even more fun when it's in the NLCS
It's hard to fault the Cubs for being aggressive on the bases in their quest for a World Series berth, but someone needs to make every third-base coach in MLB write "I will not try to run on Yoenis Cespedes" on a blackboard 500 times. Here we are, in the 2015 postseason and runners are still waltzing into their demise at home plate when the ball is hit to the Mets outfielder.
Cespedes -- who has spent time with the Athletics, Red Sox, Tigers and Mets during his four-year MLB career -- has already accumulated 48 outfield assists, including the one against the Angels last season that earned the two-time Home Run Derby champion a GIBBY Award -- and a sweet Vine:
On Saturday, Cespedes was manning left field for the Mets during Game 1 of the NLCS when Javier Baez singled his way with one out and Starlin Castro at second base. Castro rounded third on the hit and attempted to score, but Cespedes came up firing to catch the shortstop at the plate:
That'll learn ya.