Notorious Nats-killer Freddie Freeman almost did it to the WashingtonNationals again in the fourth tonight in Turner Field, sending a two-out shot to right-center for what looked like a home run until Ben Revere made a ridiculous leaping catch at the wall to bring it back in for out No. 3 of Tanner Roark’s fourth scoreless frame.
Revere can fly apparently...
Here’s what Dusty Baker had to say about Revere’s big catch after what ended up being a 7-6 win:
“It was very impressive. I saw it tonight in still frame. He needs to get that framed, because that was some catch. And then baseball has it, the very next inning, [Nick] Markakis takes one away from us.
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen that in baseball in back-to-back innings. So, it was a good game. I got a little older tonight in that game, but I’m just glad that we won.”
Ben Revere told reporters, including Washington Post writer Chelsea Janes, what he was thinking when he made his way from center to right-center to rob Freeman:
Revere said he was thinking 'May have a chance at this, may have a chance at this. Oh, I had a chance."— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) August 20, 2016
Clint Robinson, who ended up coming up with the game-winning hit, said he was impressed with Revere’s catch:
Robinson called it the best catch he had ever seen.— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) August 20, 2016
Tanner Roark’s reaction to the catch might be the best part of the play:
OH. MY. GOODNESS! Ben Revere goes airborne to rob Freddie Freedman of a home run! #Nats lead 1-0! #IBackTheNats pic.twitter.com/pNcNLpbhk6— Nationals on MASN (@masnNationals) August 20, 2016