There’s a certain beauty to a perfect slide. It’s graceful, smooth and pretty much exactly the opposite of what Starling Marte did on Saturday.

While trying to swipe second base in the bottom of the seventh against the Atlanta Braves, the Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder took an ugly tumble. As he sped toward the bag, Marte used his chest as a brake and wound up flipping over completely.

The worst part (aside from the definite pain)? Pedro Alvarez fouled off the pitch.

Back to first you go, Starling.


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