WATCH: Bote channels Baez with perfect slide at home plate
|Saturday, May 11, 2019, 3:57 PM- -|
Clearly, David Bote has been taking sliding lessons from Javier Baez, as Bote channeled his flashy teammate when he pulled off a spectacular slide at home plate to provide the Cubs with the tying run against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday. After motoring from first to third on a 2-out double by Albert Almora Jr., Bote was sent home and utilized a perfect headfirst slide to score and tie the game up at 1-1 in the bottom of the fifth.
The relay throw home by Brewers second baseman Hernan Perez was right on the money, but Bote was able to avoid the mitt of catcher Yasmani Grandal by sliding practically sideways into home while using his right hand to swipe the plate and dodge Grandal. Bote's superb slide provided the Cubs with their first run of the series and came after Bote set up the scoring opportunity on a 2-out infield single.
Me avoiding my responsibilities. pic.twitter.com/K6RWPVtbR5— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) May 11, 2019