Washington Nationals second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera has helped out the team quite a bit since his acqusition at the trade deadline from Cleveland. He has a .260 batting average and .345 on base percentage since joining the team with a homer and five RBI.
Where Cabrera has really stood out over former starter Danny Espinosa though is on the defensive end. Somehow, he makes plays like this look routine.
He looks more like a Harlem Globetrotter than Washington National. He conjured up the spirit of Meadowlark Lemon for that one.
His play helped stymie a blooming Pirates rally in the top of the eighth inning. The Pirates had a runner out with no one on trailing by two runs when Cabrera came up with this play. The Nationals would go on to win the game by a score of 6-5.
That was the sixth straight win for Washington, who has stretched their lead in the National League East out to six games over the Atlanta Braves, and eight games over the Miami Marlins.
The Nationals gave up shortstop prospect Zach Walters to acquire Cabrera on July 31st, and it seems like they made the right decision so far. The team is 11-5 since Cabrera came over.
Cabrera and the Nats will look to extend their six game winning streak Monday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Nationals Park.