Schwarber slides like a shortstop on a grounder in left field

Chicago Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber made a pretty incredible slide to prevent a grounder from skidding into the left field corner on Wednesday night against the Cleveland Indians.

Francisco Lindor led off the game with a single down the left field line, but the veteran tried to stretch into a double as the ball seemed like it was destined for the corner. Unfortunately for Lindor, Schwarber not only was able to get to the ball…he popped right up and threw a laser beam to second to nail the runner.

 

Schwarber has quietly been impressing with his glove work in the outfield as this season has progressed. What was surprising was the speed with which he was able to pop up off of the ground and get the throw in.

Lindor clearly wasn’t expecting that, and neither was I.

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