The Astros’ George Springer has become a really fun player to watch. He’s good at the plate, as he has an .826 OPS with nine home runs to date, and he’s a good runner. Along with that, he plays solid defense in right field, as shown on Thursday night when he robbed White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu of a home run.
In the bottom of the first inning, Abreu hit a 1-1, 92 MPH Collin McHugh fastball for what looked to be an opposite-field solo home run. Springer took a loopy route, but found his way enough to time his leap and snag the ball to rob Abreu of a home run.
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If not for that meddling Springer, Abreu would have had his seventh home run.