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VIDEO: Wilson Ramos goes airborne to snag a pop-up bunt from Billy Hamilton

May 19, 2014, 9:55 PM EDT

It’s a very quiet night around MLB, with only five games on the schedule, but we still have some action going on. For example, check out this awesome diving play from Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos:

Great to see for the Nationals. Ramos has struggled to stay healthy during his career — including a five-week stay on the DL this year following hamate bone surgery — but he’s an impact player when he’s in the lineup.

  1. pkers - May 19, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    Interesting play in the 7th, also involving Hamilton. Strasburg was going from the windup with Hamilton on third. Strasburg started his windup and Hamilton broke for home, at which point Strasburg hurried up his pitching motion and fired a strike. This caught Hamilton off guard, who tried to scurry back to third, got caught in a run down, then was tagged out at third.

    Hamilton started complaining to third base ump Joe West about something (and Joe West immediately made repeated shooing motions at him), the Reds bench was gesticulating, and Price eventually came out to talk with the home plate ump. The MASN booth thought that the Reds were arguing that Strasburg balked because he altered his natural pitching motion when he sped it up to get the ball to home plate quicker. The Reds booth thought they were arguing that Ian Desmond, who applied the tag at 3rd, was blocking the base path and therefore causing defensive interference. No replay review was called, which seems to suggest the argument was about Strasburg since balk calls are not reviewable.

  2. NatsLady - May 20, 2014 at 6:03 AM

    Ah, if ONLY that were the only web gem in this one. Brandon Phillips, Billy Hamilton, I’m looking at you. (Also looking at Anthongy Rendon, Danny Espinosa…). It was a classic.

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