It was a squeeze play in the fifth inning of a nothin nothin game.
Soto had hit a man-triple earlier, and he was still on 3rd with Kosuke on first when Harden put down a bunt that Reds 3rd baseman Edwin Encarnacion fielded kinda up closer to home plate than third.
Geovany notices that there's nobody covering third, so he wanders down towards Encarnacion and then stopped like he was waiting at a crosswalk.
Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto points towards third while Paul Bako points to first, I'm sure it was confusing for Edwin.
As soon as Edwin threw to first, that's when Geo stole his fries.
Reds first baseman Joey Voto catches Edwin's throw, fires back to Bako, but Geo had already slid in head first and scored.
It was a breathtakingly heads-up baserunning play from Geo in a game where the ordinarily dependable baserunners looked boobish.
Soriano picked off first I believe twice, and DeRo not watching a grounder go through, breaking towards third as the shortstop fielded it and threw behind DeRo to nail him diving back to second.
But you forget all that as this game unfolds and Rich Harden looks brilliant striking out 10 in 7 innings (if I remember right, he struck out like 6 of the first 10 guys he faced), and then in the 8th the Cubs have their patented BIG INNING, scoring 4 more and shutting out the Reds 5 nothin.
At the end of the season somebody's gonna make a highlight reel, and it's gonna be longer than any Cubs highlight reel in the past because of plays like Geo's.
I just love when the fundamental becomes the extraordinary.
More Reds tonight with surfer lookin' dude Bronson Arroyo against Cub Bad-ass Ted Lilly.