It wasn’t the show-stopping, wall-flipping catch Austin Jackson made at Fenway Park earlier this week, but Giancarlo Stanton’s ninth-inning grab Wednesday added a dramatic clincher to the highlight reel.
With the Nationals trailing 7-0 in Miami and down to their final strike, centerfielder Brian Goodwin sent a high drive to the right field corner, forcing Stanton to retreat to the warning track where he leaped to make an incredible catch over the outfield fence.
The game-ending grab gave the All-Star some relief after a couple of wacky defensive plays in July.
Stanton had considerably less ground to cover on July 1 in Mulwaukee but when he jumped to snag the deep drive, the ball popped out his glove and ended up over the fence.
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Two weeks later a ball of the bat of Dodgers outfielder Chris Taylor stayed in the park, but it was Stanton’s glove that found its way over the wall.
“I’ve missed a couple this past month,” Stanton said, per MLB.com. “So it was good to get one.”
Not a bad way to seal a win, either.
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