ARLINGTON, Texas — Mookie Betts ranged again, felt the warning observe beneath his toes, exploded vertically, twisted his physique the opposite method and made a miraculous, full-extension catch up in opposition to the right-field fence, ending the highest of the fifth, robbing Braves slugger Marcell Ozuna of additional bases, saving a run and probably altering the momentum of Recreation 6 on this Nationwide League Championship Collection.
Betts’ play, preserving a 3-0 lead by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday afternoon, got here lower than 24 hours after his shoestring catch on Dansby Swanson‘s sinking line drive modified the course of Recreation 5. Betts high-stepped and yelled “Let’s go!” after coming down together with his newest highlight-reel play. Walker Buehler balled his proper hand in a fist and raised it to the sky close to the pitcher’s mound.
The very best play you will see right now. Betts on it. pic.twitter.com/fhvBGbr4I1
— MLB (@MLB) October 17, 2020
Anybody who does not suppose this can be a spectacular catch — momentum going backward, leaping excessive right into a wall, having the physique management and wherewithal to trace the ball — is simply mistaken. Add in context — potential elimination recreation, a run would’ve scored — and it is that a lot better. https://t.co/lsBjy6xcZG
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 17, 2020
ANOTHER RIDICULOUS SNAG FROM MOOKIE 😱 #SCtop10
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 17, 2020
Hey LA! See that catch? You’d higher rattling effectively treasure Mookie. Worst mistake we made since promoting The Babe to the Yankees.
— Bob Ryan (@GlobeBobRyan) October 17, 2020
If the Dodgers come again and win this sequence, and remove an Atlanta Braves staff that held a 3-1 sequence lead, Betts’ catch would possibly stay on endlessly.