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VIDEO: Matt den Dekker robs Ryan Howard of a home run

Jun 2, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

The Mets placed skilled defender Juan Lagares on the disabled list today with a right intercostal strain, but it looks like they are going to be OK in center field while he’s on the shelf. Check out this leaping catch from his replacement, Matt den Dekker, which took a home run away from Phillies’ first baseman Ryan Howard:

The 26-year-old threw out a runner at home plate in the third inning and singled (his first hit of the season) and scored in the sixth, so he’s having himself a pretty nice night.

  1. Jonny 5 - Jun 3, 2014 at 6:10 AM

    Meanwhile the Phillies can’t find any good outfielders. Btw, what’s Abreu done since being called up by the Mets? Hit better than any phillies bench bat can. Isn’t that special?

  2. bbk1000 - Jun 3, 2014 at 6:22 AM

    This guy can field, this wasn’t much of a surprise.

    They have players good with the glove and not with the bat and players good with the bat and not so much the glove.

    • bolweevils2 - Jun 3, 2014 at 8:55 AM

      Who is good with the bat but not with the glove? Murphy maybe?

      I think they just don’t have many players who are good with the bat period, regardless of their gloves.

      • bbk1000 - Jun 3, 2014 at 3:35 PM

        I was speaking position for position….the only complete player is Wright, and some think his defense isn’t great.

  3. bigblue86 - Jun 3, 2014 at 7:02 AM

    …and that’s not even close to the top of his personal highlight reel!

  4. kaspauf - Jun 3, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    He did a lot at Florida and is really making some plays in the Majors.

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