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The New York Mets took home a huge 2-1 win against MLB’s top dog in the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.
yes, James of Grom was on the mound, but even the best need a little help sometimes.
In the seventh inning, Justin Turner turned on an 0-1, 100 mph fastball and drove it deep into center field. But Brandon Nimmo had a great jump, blindfolding it all the way.
In desperation, he jumped up, robbed Turner of a game-tying home run, and crashed against the wall before letting out an emphatic scream.
“I knew it was well hit, and so my concern was just to get back to the fence as quickly as possible…” Nimmo told reporters after the game. “The timing was right on it, and everything worked out just perfectly.”
Nimmo received a standing ovation after the play, received many high-fives from teammates, and received a huge hand even when he came back for his next at-bat.
Nimmo is not afraid to admit that he is quite excited about the catch.
“I need to start settling down because I do have to sleep sometime tonight,” he added.
“I’m still really ecstatic about it. It was one of the best plays I’ve ever done.”
The robbery preserved what was already a great start for deGrom, but the box score looks a lot better thanks to Nimmo. DeGrom pitched seven innings of one-run ball, striking out nine.
After the robbery, Edwin Diaz went in to close the door with the help of Timmy Trumpet, the artist who plays the trumpets in his now viral exit song, “Narco.”
The Mets lead the NL East over the Atlanta Braves by three games.
New York and the Dodgers will play the rubber game of their three-game set on Thursday at 4:10 pm ET.