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Beyond the highlight-reel throws, Victor Robles has quietly become a Gold Glove candidate

Aug 14, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

The baseball flew out of Victor Robles's hand, and it was sizzling. It picked up carry and speed - "Oh boy," Washington Nationals Manager Dave Martinez thought. With two outs in the sixth inning Tuesday night and the Nationals leading the Cincinnati Reds 3-0, Jose Peraza being tagged out suddenly became not only possible but likely.

Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon completed Robles's dart from center field with an acrobatic tag. The crowd cheered. Robles lifted his right index finger...