Andrew McCutchen stunned Cubs reliever has power

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 29: Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen #22 makes a catch on a ball off the bat of Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Shane Peterson #2 in the fourth inning during the game at PNC Park on June 29, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Icon Sportswire)
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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.

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.

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