ARLINGTON, TX – Mookie Betts stepped back, felt the warning path beneath his feet, exploded vertically, twisted his body in the other direction, and made a miraculous, full extension of the right-field fence, finishing the top of the heel, robbing Braves slugnager by Marcell Oze , saving a series and potentially changing the momentum of Game 6 in this series of the National League Championship.
The Bets’ game, retaining a 3-0 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday afternoon, came less than 24 hours after his catch on the sinking line of Dunsby Swanson changed the course of Game 5. Bets with a high step and shouted “Come on ! “after coming down with his latest play with reels. Walker Buhler clenched his right hand into a fist and raised it to the sky near the pitcher’s mound.
The best play you will see today. Bates on it. pic.twitter.com/fhvBGbr4I1
– MLB (@MLB) October 17, 2020
Who does not think that this is a spectacular catch – momentum that goes back, jumps high in the wall, has control of the body and the ability to track the ball – is simply wrong. Add to the context – a potential elimination game, running would score – and it’s much better. https://t.co/lsBjy6xcZG
– Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 17, 2020
ANOTHER RIDICULAR POWER FROM KI # SCtop10
(via @MLB) pic.twitter.com/dE7EKEKtv6
– SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 17, 2020
Hey El Hey! Do you see this catch? You better fuck Mookie. The worst mistake we’ve made since selling The Babe to the Yankees.
– Bob Ryan (@GlobeBobRyan) October 17, 2020
If the Dodgers come back and win this series and eliminate the Atlanta Braves team, which had a 3-1 lead in the series, Bates’ catch could go on forever.