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Padres outfielder Jorge Mateo could have made a play at the wall yesterday off the bat of SF Giant Darin Ruf, but unfortunately, it was a ruf one. The ball bounced off his glove and flew straight over the wall for a home run like he was Jose Canseco. Not an easy play by any stretch of the imagination, but still a tough a break.
Ruf one for Jorge Mateo pic.twitter.com/dxKHhkP4H3— Dalton Johnson (@DaltonJ_Johnson) April 7, 2021
Blake Snell was asked what went through his mind when that ball bounced off of Jorge Mateo’s glove and over the fence: pic.twitter.com/Ng9hJIfOAQ— 97.3 The Fan (@973TheFanSD) April 8, 2021
Mateo will have a million chances at this play, as he’s only 25, but you never want a play like this on your resume. He has a day off today to think about it, and then he’ll be right back at it Friday when the Padres take on the Texas Rangers in Arlington.