Watch: Mets’ Dilson Herrera dives, flips ball to second for out
In a back-and-forth game that ended as a 10–8 win for the New York Mets, second baseman Dilson Herrera’s dive and glove flip to end the top of the eighth inning stood out as a significant play Sunday afternoon against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field.
With two outs and the Braves’ Cameron Maybin on first base after a single, Freddie Freeman hit a grounder to the right side of second base. Herrera, going to his right, dove to nab it and then flicked the ball with his glove to shortstop Wilmer Flores to get Maybin out at second.
That ended the frame with the score at 10–8. In the top of the ninth, the Braves managed only a single off Mets closer Jeurys Familia.
The Mets trailed 5–1 and 8–3 earlier in the game, but were able to come back after the Braves went scoreless after the fourth inning. Juan Lagares went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and a run scored off his solo home run in the sixth. Curtis Granderson went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and Lucas Duda went 2-for-5 with two runs scored.
Herrera also helped the Mets offensively, hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning—and securing the Mets’ comeback with his “rally cups” in the dugout.
- Mike Fiammetta