Don't worry Peridot. It's our sworn duty to protect anything that calls this planet home, and that includes clods like you.


"Hit the Diamond" is the 5th episode of the third season of Steven Universe and the 83rd episode overall.


Steven and the Gems engage in an old fashioned game of baseball. [1]


Steven and the Gems are amazed to see five Ruby soldiers sent by Yellow Diamond coming out of a tracking vessel. Garnet unfuses so that Ruby can infiltrate the group and discover their purpose, but she causes suspicions. To prevent them from searching the area and finding Peridot, Stevens proposes a baseball match: If they win, they can search the barn, but if they lose, they will leave forever. The first team consists of Steven, Pearl, Amethyst, Sapphire, and Lapis, all disguised as humans. The second team consists of the group of Rubies, one of which being the Ruby infiltrating them.






  • TBA


  • This is the first time Garnet has been shown to voluntarily unfuse.
  • Sapphire's legs are shown for the first time.
  • Rubies are revealed to typically not be very intelligent:
    • Doc forgets to count herself when accounting for her Ruby troops, nor did the other Rubies notice, allowing for Ruby to easily pretend to be one of them.
    • They all believed that they needed to play baseball to search the barn.
    • They did not notice that the disguised Gems were using Gem abilities.
    • They were easily fooled by Steven's claims that Jasper, the "leader" of the Earth mission, is on Neptune, a planet 2.7 - 2.9 billion miles away.
  • This episode first premiered on Cartoon Network France.
  • This episode's name was first revealed in the episode listing on the Cartoon Network website.[2]
  • Promotional content for the episode was first shown on Cartoon Network's mobile application, "Cartoon Network Anything."
  • Lapis's fake name is likely from the episode, "Ocean Gem" when Steven said, "No prob, Bob."

Cultural References

  • "Hit the diamond" is a popular baseball term used when a player hits the home-plate diamond with their bat before swinging.


  • The Ruby troops all don the same hairstyle as the Ruby guards in "The Answer".


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ve Episode List
Pilot Pilot
Season 1 A: Gem GlowLaser Light CannonCheeseburger BackpackTogether BreakfastFryboCat FingersBubble BuddiesSerious StevenTiger MillionaireSteven's LionArcade ManiaGiant WomanSo Many BirthdaysLars and the Cool KidsOnion TradeSteven the Sword FighterLion 2: The MovieBeach PartyRose's RoomCoach StevenJoking VictimSteven and the StevensMonster BuddiesAn Indirect KissMirror Gem/Ocean Gem

B: House GuestSpace RaceSecret TeamIsland AdventureKeep Beach City WeirdFusion CuisineGarnet's UniverseWatermelon StevenLion 3: Straight to VideoWarp TourAlone TogetherThe TestFuture VisionOn the RunHorror ClubWinter ForecastMaximum CapacityMarble MadnessRose's ScabbardOpen BookShirt ClubStory for StevenThe MessagePolitical PowerThe Return/Jail Break

Season 2 Full DisclosureJoy RideSay UncleLove LettersReformedSworn to the SwordRising Tides, Crashing SkiesKeeping It TogetherWe Need to TalkChille TidCry for HelpKeystone MotelOnion FriendHistorical FrictionFriend ShipNightmare HospitalSadie's SongCatch and ReleaseWhen It RainsBack to the BarnToo FarThe AnswerSteven's BirthdayIt Could've Been Great/Message ReceivedLog Date 7 15 2
Season 3 Super Watermelon Island/Gem DrillSame Old WorldBarn MatesHit the DiamondSteven FloatsDrop Beat DadMr. GregToo Short to RideThe New LarsBeach City DriftRestaurant WarsKiki's Pizza Delivery ServiceMonster ReunionAlone at SeaGreg the BabysitterGem HuntCrack the WhipSteven vs. AmethystBismuthBetaEarthlingsBack to the MoonBubbled
Season 4 Kindergarten KidKnow Your FusionBuddy's BookMindful EducationFuture Boy ZoltronLast One Out of Beach CityOnion GangGem HarvestThree Gems and a BabySteven's DreamAdventures in Light DistortionGem HeistThe ZooThat Will Be AllThe New Crystal GemsStorm in the RoomRocknaldoTiger PhilanthropistRoom for RubyLion 4: Alternate EndingDoug OutThe Good LarsAre You My Dad?I Am My Mom
Season 5 Stuck TogetherThe TrialOff ColorsLars' HeadDewey WinsGemcationRaising the BarnBack to the KindergartenSadie KillerKevin PartyLars of the StarsJungle MoonYour Mother and MineThe Big ShowPool HoppingLetters to LarsCan't Go BackA Single Pale RoseNow We're Only Falling ApartWhat's Your Problem?The QuestionMade of HonorReunitedLegs From Here to HomeworldFamiliarTogether AloneEscapismChange Your Mind
Film Steven Universe: The Movie
Steven Universe Future Little HomeschoolGuidanceRose BudsVolleyballBluebirdA Very Special EpisodeSnow DayWhy So Blue?Little GraduationPrickly PairIn DreamsBismuth CasualTogether ForeverGrowing PainsMr. UniverseFragmentsHomeworld BoundEverything's FineI Am My MonsterThe Future
Shorts Lion Loves to Fit in a BoxThe Classroom Gems: What Are Gems?We Are the Crystal GemsThe Classroom Gems: How Are Gems Made?UnboxingThe Classroom Gems: FusionCooking with LionGem KaraokeSteven ReactsVideo ChatSteven's Song Time

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