The 4 Best MLB Moments from Wednesday

Moms, PFPs, and firsts. What a Wednesday.

June is in full swing, folks. Isn’t that great? We’re approaching the number of games we had in 2020, and we still have plenty to go. I don’t know about you, but I missed a full 162. Not only do we get even more baseball, but we get even more fun moments. So, let’s get into it, shall we?

 

A Day of Firsts

 

I’ve never played baseball, so I don’t know what it’s like to collect your first walk-off, your first homer, or your first RBI. But, I have to imagine it feels pretty good. I suppose I could just ask Luke Williams, who did all of those in one night. That’s right. Luke Williams did that all on Wednesday: 

 

 

There are very few things more enjoyable in baseball than seeing a first hit, strikeout, homer, etc. Luke Williams, congratulations, and have a day. I can’t imagine the emotions that he went through. And, to top it off, they didn’t show if the fans threw it back. Did Williams get the ball of so many firsts? Did he even think about it? I imagine not. I imagine he was too excited to get his team a win. Have a night, rook.

 

 

Moms are the Best

 

Moms are the best. They do everything. And, on Wednesday, we saw another great Mom Feat.

 

 

The concentration. The motivation. The excitement. No other sport can give a fan those emotions. What a play, too. This, I would argue, is one of the most wholesome things to happen so far this season. Also, the child was so relaxed about it. As if to say, “yeah, mom, go get that ball. It’ll make for a great story. And we have it on video!”

The excitement is warranted.

 

Only in Baseball…

 

Some things only happen in baseball. In football, even if you drop the ball before getting into the endzone, you can get the ball back depending on if your team picks it up. But, when you miss a bag on a home run, and someone actually notices… there’s nothing you can do. 

This happened Wednesday to Pirates’ phenom Ke’Bryan Hayes. One of the most electric young players in the game just came off of the injured list. It’s great to have him back. However, what happened on Wednesday was… tough.

 

 

I’m not going to blame Hayes for this at all. He was watching the ball to see whether it was fair or foul because it didn’t look like it was getting out. In the process, he missed the bag on what turned out to be a home run. This is one of those things that only happens in baseball and something that we hardly ever see.

It’s a tough break for Hayes, but everyone knows he’s still going to rake and play amazing defense at third.

 

PFPs… Good?

 

Speaking as a former pitcher, I can confirm that pitcher fielding practice, or PFP, is not great. Sure, maybe that’s just a pitcher talking, but I know I’m not alone in that thought. Yet, as much as we hate doing them, they can actually be helpful. 

 

 

I can also confirm that a comebacker on the mound is one of the scariest things in baseball. I wasn’t throwing 90 mph+, but I was still terrified anytime I had a line drive come at me. This is a great play from Jansen. He got his glove out just in time, as he was falling, to get the out.

But, at the same time, as a pitcher… these sometimes happen by reflex. Again, I’m not a major league pitcher. I’ve never had a 100 mph+ ball come back at me. But, sometimes, it just works out. Regardless, it was an amazing play, and Justin Turner agrees.

 

 

Wow, indeed.

I hope everyone has a great Thursday. Weekend baseball is almost upon us. Let’s enjoy it.

 

Photo by Icon Sportswire | Adapted by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns of Twitter)

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