Earlier this month, Max Muncy was at the center of an odd play where Cubs catcher Willson Contreras grabbed the Dodgers slugger south of the border to propel himself to a ball that bounced away from him. The replay, and Muncy’s reaction, quickly circulated around baseball Twitter.
Now, Muncy has a teammate who can relate.
On Thursday, Gavin Lux tried to go first to third on a Mookie Betts bloop single. The Arizona outfielder made a great throw to nail Lux at third for the out. But where Diamondbacks third baseman Josh Rojas placed the tag on Lux is what set the internet on fire.
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Lux needed a moment or two to collect himself after getting whacked by Rojas’ glove. The Dodgers challenged the play, but the ruling was upheld. Lux stayed in the game and went 2-for-5 as the Dodgers romped their way to a 14-1 win.