Earlier this month, Max Muncy was at the center of a bizarre play in which Cubs wide receiver Willson Contreras grabbed a Dodgers slugger south of the border to propel himself onto a ball that ricocheted away from him. Muncy’s replay and reaction quickly circulated on baseball Twitter.
Now, Muncy has a teammate with whom he can relate.
On Thursday, Gavin Lux tried to go from first to third on a bloop single by Mookie Betts. The Arizona outfielder threw a big pitch to spike 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 recover after being hit by Rojas’ glove. The Dodgers contested the play, but the ruling was upheld. Lux stayed in the game and went 2-for-5 as the Dodgers battled their way to a 14-1 victory.