Mets’ Brandon Nimmo Pulls Off Catch of the Year

All cylinders were running for the Mets against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday night.

Though the team surrendered game 1 of a three-game homestand against the MLB-best Dodgers Tuesday night, they got their revenge game the following day with a thrilling 2-1 win.

New York can credit their hard-fought win to two things:

  1. OutKick’s Geoff Clark’s manifestation of the win
  2. Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo pulling off the best defensive catch of the MLB season

And it’s no hyperbole: Nimmo saved the Mets on Wednesday by pulling off an incredible leap to rob Dodgers’ Justin Turner of a game-tying home run in the top of the seventh inning.

With a running leap, Nimmo reached his glove over the fence in center-field at the exact time needed to turn the potential score into a definite out.

Citi Field felt the playoff tension all night and let out a massive exhale / celebration at the sight of Nimmo’s acrobatic catch.

WATCH:

Starling Marte’s two-run homer in the third inning gave the Mets a 2-0 lead. NY ace Jacob deGrom kept the Frogtown sluggers at bay until Mookie Betts hit his 32nd HR of the season (tying a career high) in the sixth inning.

Nimmo’s catch in the seventh kept the Mets streaking until Edwin Diaz showed up to the mound to close things out — prefaced by the formidable sound of blaring trumpets.

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Written by Alejandro Avila

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