Wil Myers steals home while pitcher Homer Bailey has his back turned
Padres first baseman Wil Myers pulled off a little league steal of home on Sunday afternoon, catching Reds pitcher Homer Bailey napping in the bottom of the sixth inning.
After walking outfielder Jabari Blash to load the bases with two outs, Bailey took the ball and walked back behind the mound in disgust to collect his thoughts. As soon as he turned around, Myers decided he would take off for the plate. Catcher Tucker Barnhart realized, and tried to alert Bailey, but he had absolutely no idea.
The steal, which was Myers’s 19th on the year, brought the Padres within a run.
Bailey would not face another hitter after the steal, leaving after making 89 pitches over 5 2/3 innings. He earned the win as Cincinnati held on, 3–2.
– Kenny Ducey