Chicago Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber is far from a defensive specialist. In Game 3 of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals, Schwarber’s glove issues reared their ugly head.
Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy sliced a ball down the left field line. The play was a little more than routine, but certainly one that should have been made. However, Schwarber dropped the ball for a two-base error. Making matters worse, he kicked it around, allowing Murphy to get to third on another error.
Naturally, Twitter had a wide variety of reactions to Schwarber’s poor play.
— Stadium (@Stadium) October 9, 2017
Kyle Schwarber's defense requires the Benny Hill music at all times.
— Matt Whitener (@CheapSeatFan) October 9, 2017
Kyle Schwarber is the worst defender I've ever seen -_-
— Kev🇰🇳 (@kev_dabossman) October 9, 2017
Kyle Schwarber trying to play the field pic.twitter.com/fXwNPO6rXZ
— MF (@_____ferg) October 9, 2017
Kyle Schwarber is like a kid out there. I don't mean he's having fun I mean that's really what a little kid would look like playing outfield
— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) October 9, 2017
kyle schwarber making plays in left field pic.twitter.com/XBZLl73J9Q
— taking a pet like no problem (@friggin_dingus) October 9, 2017
Schwarber’s errors extended the inning.
Ryan Zimmerman made them especially costly when he delivered a two-out double to score Murphy, giving Washington a 1-0 lead in Chicago.