Victor Robles has the defensive prowess to cover most of center field on his own. However, the Nationals outfielder ran out to his position for the ninth inning of Monday night’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies with a companion accompanying him.
The praying mantis somehow made its way onto Robles’s cap while he was in the dugout during the previous inning. Robles either didn’t notice it or decided to let it hang around, and the mantis was content with parking itself on his hat rather than jumping off.
Even after the Phillies scored three runs to take the lead, the mantis was still there.
It didn’t bring much good luck for the home team, however, as the Nationals eventually lost 7-5.