The Cubs and Nationals began a four-game series at Nationals Park on Monday night, and it didn't take long for something flashy to happen. In the bottom of the third in the Cubs' 5-4 win, Bryce Harper laced an outside pitch from Eddie Butler toward left-center field, surely destined to land in the gap for an extra-base hit.
But instead, Javy Baez -- playing shortstop in the absence of Addison Russell while he deals with a shoulder issue -- did this:
How might Bryce, no stranger to hit-robbing glove work, have felt about Baez's defensive dandy? He wasn't too pleased with it:
Given the standard ups and downs of everyday life, we can all relate to Bryce's reaction in one way or another.
As for Baez, this was just the beginning of his defensive evening -- as in the eighth inning, he ranged far, far to his right to retire Adam Lind on a popup:
Have a night, Javy.