Entering Monday night, through five seasons as the Atlanta Braves' everyday second baseman, Ozzie Albies had made good on the bulk of his 2,014 chances in the field. His .988 fielding percentage is a testament to that, as is the fact that his eight total zone runs in 2021 rank first among all NL second basemen. But even Brooks Robinson committed an error every once in a while, and though Albies isn't quite on that level of defensive wizardry, the point is the same.
Brooks Robinson never committed a throwing error like this one, though. In the bottom of the second inning between the Braves and the Mets, James McCann hit a sharp ground ball that ricocheted off the pitcher's mound. Albies, shifted all the way over to the other side of second base, reacted quickly enough to field the ball, turn toward first base and... well, just watch.
Albies was lau