Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte has 21 stolen bases in 29 attempts this year. Last night he really should’ve been credited with two on one play.
In the bottom of the first inning in the Braves game against Miami Inciarte walked and then, with Matt Kemp at the plate, broke for second base. A.J. Ellis caught Dan Straily‘s pitch and threw down to Dee Gordon, who attempted the tag Inciarte. He probably would’ve gotten him too, but Inciarte’s slide stole something else besides the base. It stole Gordon’s glove:
Inciarte was 2-for-4 and scored a run in the Braves’ come-from-behind win last night. He’s hitting .310/.354/.416 on the season and, of course, remains a defensive whiz in center. This may be one of his best plays of the year, though.