PHOTOS: Yasiel Puig Diving Catch Vs. New York Mets
The Los Angeles Dodgers won the first two of the three-game series against the New York Mets and were looking for the sweep with Zack Greinke taking the mound. With the game tied in the second inning and a runner on first base, Wilmer Flores was at the plate, looking to get the Mets an early lead.
Greinke got ahead in the count 0-2 and threw a breaking ball that Flores hit towards the right-center field gap, putting both Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig in a sprint to get to the ball. On the dead run, Puig managed to get within reach of the ball and made a great diving catch to rob Flores of an extra-base hit and an RBI.
Not expecting Puig to make the catch, Lucas Duda had to race back to first base to avoid getting doubled off. The catch drew a standing ovation from the crowd and photos of Puig mid-dive, courtesy of team photographer Jon SooHoo, are just as awe-inspiring as the video highlight:
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