Okay, even you, Nationals fans. It’s time to stand up and clap (while wincing) for Phillies pitcher Vince Velasquez, who just made one of the best defensive plays of the MLB season.

Pitching in the second inning Saturday night against Washington, Velasquez took a 97-mph line drive from Adam Eaton square in the shoulder of his pitching arm, rendering the right-hander unable to make the throw to first base as he usually would.

So, as he grimaced, he chucked the glove off his left hand, tracked down the ball and threw a pill to first base to retire Eaton and end the inning.

Yes, he did it left-handed. Take a look.

Or as one Twitter user put it:

Per Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki, Velasquez once threw left-handed as a high school center fielder because of bone spurs in his right arm. But that’s nowhere near the majors. He bats right-handed, too.

After wearing that line drive, it’s probably best that Velasquez doesn’t try to do either before receiving some medical attention. The Phillies lifted him after the play, which ended the top of the second inning. The team later announced that he had suffered a right forearm contusion. If that’s all it is, it was worth it for such a tremendous play.

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