Those high pop-ups and their bending trajectories, man. They can get you.
So it was tonight for Miami Marlins right fielder Jesus Sanchez, who overran a fly ball down the right field line, and found himself in a situation where he was toast. Unless he did something crazy. Something Kevin-Mitchell-style crazy.
He busted out the barehanded catch:
Barehanded catch on a fly ball! 😱😱😱 pic.twitter.com/k6ptqzBh6Y
— MLB (@MLB) September 21, 2021
So rarely necessary, especially that deep in the outfield, but I think he had no choice there as he was feeling for the wall and then trying to adjust to his overrun. Nobody could believe it, with shocked faces everywhere and hats tipped. He even shocked himself with the catch!