Found July 13, 2013 on Reading Between The Seams:
There is probably no more exciting defensive play in baseball than a diving, feet off the ground, parallel to the ground catch.  Throw in bases-loaded, 2 outs, in a 2-1 game in the 8th inning and just watch it all unfold as A.J. Pollock robs Milwaukee Brewers Martin Maldonado of a hit and multiple RBI and preserve the eventual win for the D-backs (courtesy of MLB.com) It’s not a stretch to say that if the ball is missed, we might be talking about an inside-the-park grand slam.  Nails. - David Whitlock (@lhd_on_sports) Follow us on Twitter @rbts_baseball Part of the Sports-Kings (@realsportskings) network The post WATCH: Diamondbacks A.J. Pollock saves the game with diving catch to end inning appeared first on Reading Between The Seams.
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