WATCH: Kohl Stewart pulls off sweet behind-the-back grab of comebacker


by - Senior Writer -
Cubs starter Kohl Stewart snagged a comebacker behind his back and made it look routine.
Cubs starter Kohl Stewart snagged a comebacker behind his back and made it look routine.

CHICAGO — Starting on the mound in place of Trevor Williams, who underwent an emergency appendectomy on Sunday, Kohl Stewart made his Chicago Cubs debut on Monday. The Cubs took on the San Diego Padres at Wrigley Field, and Stewart sent shockwaves through the Friendly Confines with one of the best defensive feats of the North Siders' season thus far.

Padres center fielder Jurickson Profar hit a comebacker that Stewart fielded via an incredible behind-the-back snag. Gloving the chopper with surprising ease and lobbed an underhanded toss to first baseman Kris Bryant for the putout, which ended the top of the fourth. The web gem left a runner stranded in scoring position and provided Stewart with perhaps the top defensive highlight of his young MLB career.

Comment on this story
Print   
Send Feedback to Cole Little: Email | Comment
Patrick Wisdom named finalist for 2021 Silver Slugger Award
Patrick Wisdom named finalist for 2021 Silver Slugger Award
Report: Javy Baez could sign with Mets early in offseason
Report: Javy Baez could sign with Mets early in offseason
Cubs make several roster moves
Cubs make several roster moves
WATCH: Kyle Schwarber crushes 430-foot grand slam in playoff win
WATCH: Kyle Schwarber crushes 430-foot grand slam in playoff win
Post your comments!
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest