The Royals were beating the Astros 6-0 in the bottom of the sixth last night, on their way to yet another victory. The defense could’ve been excused if, at times, it made safe plays and conservative plays instead of going all-out. It’s a long season and it behooves a baseball player to pace himself and know that, at some times, it’s OK to give a little less than 110% in the interests of the greater good.
No one told that to Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar, who ranged back on a Texas Leaguer and made one of the best defensive plays we’ve seen so far this year:
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