Javy Baez cuts down run in Game 5 with great play
Javy Baez’s shining defense came into play once again for the Chicago Cubs.
Baez cut down a run during Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday with a nice fielding play at second. Bryce Harper was up with one out and Trea Turner on third in a 1-0 game. Harper grounded the ball to Baez, who fielded the ball and threw home perfectly to get Turner:
— Aldo Soto (@AldoSoto21) October 13, 2017
How Javy Baez got Trea Turner at the plate: 86.2 mph arm, 0.63 second exchange. Sub-1 is a fast exchange. That's very fast, plus strong arm. pic.twitter.com/nR4SNdt7SU
— David Adler (@_dadler) October 13, 2017
That preserved a 1-0 lead for the Cubs. They ended up surrendering a big inning in the second anyhow, but when you can save a run in a playoff game with your defense, that’s a big deal.