5. Andrelton catches Bryce Harper napping after a single
Every time you turned on a Braves game with Andrelton Simmons manning SS, it felt like he was one second away from turning an ordinary play into a phenomenal play. This Bryce Harper single was no exception.
After lacing a single into CF, Harper took his turn too far around 1B, and a fast-thinking Andrelton Simmons quickly handled the rely and fired back to 1B to nab Harper.
4. Andrelton handles the weird hop and makes a strong throw
Simba made the plays he should've made. He also made the plays that most others wouldn't have. But he was at his most outstanding when he made plays he had absolutely no business making. This was one of those plays.
Will Venable hit a broken bat pop-up that dropped on Simmons decided to handle on the hop. That hop, however, had crazy side spin that nearly jetted into LF.
Somehow, Simmons was able to barehand it and throw out Venable in plenty of time.
The Braves announcers were in awe, and Joe Simpson giddily noted, "and we get to watch him every day."