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Play of the day: Juan Lagares makes a catch twice

May 12, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

Juan Lagares AP

Mets outfielder Juan Lagares hasn’t hit much in his limited playing time — he has a .419 OPS in 33 trips to the plate — but opened some eyes and dropped some balls with a catch in the third inning of this afternoon’s game against the Pirates.

Opposing pitcher Jeanmar Gomez led off the inning against Mets starter Matt Harvey. Gomez lined an 88 MPH slider to Lagares in center, who appeared to make a shoestring snag, but he bobbled the ball as he attempted to steady himself. He quickly clutched after the ball and grabbed it again before it could hit the ground.

Watch the play:

  1. chill1184 - May 12, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    His limited play suggests that he is all glove but no bat but again SSS.

  2. dondada10 - May 12, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    And the umps got the call right. I’m surprised they didn’t rule it an infield-fly or a balk or some other crazy shit.

    • paperlions - May 12, 2013 at 9:14 PM

      Too bad they didn’t review it, they might have given Gomez a HR.

  3. sdelmonte - May 12, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    All things considered, I will take a little all glove, no hit. At least over no glove, no hit.

  4. duckthefodgers - May 12, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    I wouldve been more impressed if he just caught it once.

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