Chris Taylor has always been a middle infielder.
The Dodgers want to keep his elite level bat in the lineup so they have been playing him in left field for the most part of the last two months. There are moments when he brings fans back to reality on a bad route or a small mental error that he just is not used to having to make.
Then there are times when he pulls off magic like he did last night against the Atlanta Braves. The Braves’ third base coach gave the no-so-speedy Matt Adams an aggressive send on Chris Taylor and he came in with an absolute cannon that forced Yasmani Grandal to jump up and come back down to apply the tag.
The play went to review but Adams was ultimately confirmed out at home plate.
Yasmani Grandal was lucky that Matt Adams did not attempt to obliterate him at home while he was in mid-air. The timing was unlucky but Adams made no attempt at barreling through Grandal who was blocking home plate.
The play saved the run but the Dodgers were unable to mount the late inning comeback.