It isn’t often that relief pitchers get to take an at-bat. So when Chicago Cubs reliever Pedro Strop hit a hard line drive to center field against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, imagine how much it caught Andrew McCutchen by surprise, even if he did make the catch.
Lolz Andrew McCutchen in shock after Pedro Strop's hit to center field. pic.twitter.com/47KfOReyhy
— ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD2_) August 30, 2017
For what it’s worth, Strop was a shortstop when he first arrived in pro ball. That said, everything about the moment was perfect. Strop’s surprisingly quick swing, the fan reaction and how McCutchen just stands there in disbelief.