Juan Lagares saved Thursday’s game for the Mets with a sensational catch in the ninth inning. With two outs, a runner on and the score tied at two, Andrew McCutchen hit long drive to center. Lagares went back to the wall, jumped and caught the ball. It was either going to go over the wall or hit the top of it, scoring at least one run. The Mets then won the game in the bottom of the ninth.
People who have seen Juan Lagares in the minors have raved about his defense prowess. Now we know why.
Here’s a photo of the catch: