Found October 07, 2012 on
Outside the Boxscore:
Previously on Outside the Boxscore, we showed a video of Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward robbing Yadier Molina of a home run during the National League Wild Card game. In this clip, another incredible defensive effort is made but this time in the National League Divisional Series. Watch as San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt makes a head-over-heels catch in game one of the NLDS against the Cincinnati Reds: (Courtesy of Bleacher Report)
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