Todd Frazier Makes Sick Catch to Save Reds from Big Inning
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto must've been thanking his lucky stars. He came close to finding himself watching the rest of the National League Wild Card Game from the bench in only the second inning Tuesday night.
Thanks to teammate Todd Frazier's amazing catch, however, Cueto got out of the inning alive against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Having given up two solo home runs and two singles, Cueto was reeling when Neil Walker stepped to the plate with two outs. Walker fouled off a pitch, but Frazier wasn't going to give him a second chance. He reached deep into the camera well to snag the foul ball and get the Reds out of the inning.
Here's how Twitter reacted:
What a ridiculous catch by Todd Frazier to end the 2nd inning. Diving grab falling into the camera well.— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) October 2, 2013
Amazing catch by Todd Frazier. Da da da..da da da— Robert Anthony Gayle (@robagayle) October 2, 2013
If Frazier doesn't make the catch, who knows what Walker would have done with the next pitch or two. As it stood, the Pirates had all of the momentum and were in the most dangerous part of their order.
These are the kinds of plays that make October so great. One pitch, one play or one hit can change the entire course of a game.
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