Mookie Betts’ bat was hit or miss during the NLCS.
But his glove was the star of the show.
The four-time Gold Glove winner showed off his elite outfield skills again in Sunday’s 4-3 Game 7 win as Freddie Freeman looked to extend a 3-2 Atlanta lead in the fifth inning. The Atlanta Braves’ MVP candidate launched a Blake Treinen pitch to right field that looked destined to clear the wall.
Betts denies Freddie Freeman
But Betts had a bead on the ball and perfectly timed his leap to snag an out that would have otherwise been a solo home run.
In case there’s any doubt about the ball clearing the wall, the photo below (on the left) confirms that Betts saved a run.
we thought Savage Mode II was released a few weeks ago??? pic.twitter.com/QK3FYZBIFl— Cut4 (@Cut4) October 19, 2020
This looks familiar
The photo on the right is from Game 6 when Betts robbed Marcell Ozuna of a two-run home run in a 3-1 Dodgers win. MLB put together a side-by-side comparison on Twitter.
Betts’ glove was a hero in Game 5 as well when he made a shoestring catch on a fly ball that prompted Ozuna to leave third base early without tagging.
Shoestring catch by Mookie & a double play‼️ pic.twitter.com/5rE1H7G2CV— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 17, 2020
That play resulted in a double play instead of at least one Braves run and kickstarted a rally form a 3-0 deficit to a 7-3 win that kept the series alive.
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