Mets outfielder hauls in potential catch of the year in thrilling win over Dodgers – Fox News

Mets outfielder hauls in potential catch of the year in thrilling win over Dodgers - Fox News

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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.

Brandon Nimmo #9 of the New York Mets makes a catch at the wall on a ball off the bat of Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning at Citi Field on August 31, 2022 in New York.

Brandon Nimmo #9 of the New York Mets makes a catch at the wall on a ball off the bat of Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning at Citi Field on August 31, 2022 in New York.
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In desperation, he jumped up, robbed Turner of a game-tying home run, and crashed against the wall before letting out an emphatic scream.

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“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.

Eduardo Escobar #10 and Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets congratulate teammate Brandon Nimmo #9 after the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field on August 31, 2022 in New York.  Nimmo made a home run save catch in the inning.

Eduardo Escobar #10 and Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets congratulate teammate Brandon Nimmo #9 after the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field on August 31, 2022 in New York. Nimmo made a home run save catch in the inning.
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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.

Brandon Nimmo #9 of the New York Mets reacts after being caught in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field on August 31, 2022 in New York.

Brandon Nimmo #9 of the New York Mets reacts after being caught in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field on August 31, 2022 in New York.
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New York and the Dodgers will play the rubber game of their three-game set on Thursday at 4:10 pm ET.

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