SJ - April 15, 2022
Nationals shortstop Alcides Escobar is happy he wears a cup during games. That's because on Thursday night he took a pickoff throw to the junk.
After a base hit in the top of the fourth inning Pirates pitcher J.T. Brubaker tried to pick Escobar off as he took a lead. First baseman Yoshi Tsutsugo missed the throw and Escobar took a direct shot before falling to the ground.
Thanks to the cup Escobar was okay and remained in the game.
Alcides Escobar is a true warrior for being able to laugh this off pic.twitter.com/B52gzusS95
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) April 15, 2022
Even with a cup on you don't want to take too many fastballs right in the junk. This would have been much worse had Escobar gone unprotected.
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