Braves second baseman Daniel Castro robbed Mookie Betts of a hit with a sliding, bare-handed catch.
Atlanta Braves second baseman Daniel Castro made an amazing play to rob Mookie Betts of a hit during the Braves-Red Sox game Tuesday night.
In the top of the fourth, Betts was facing a 2–1 count with one out and David Price on first base when he lofted a soft fly ball into shallow right field. Immediately after the ball was hit, Castro began tracking it, eventually sliding onto the field to make an over-the-shoulder grab.
Castro first bobbled the ball with his glove, before reaching back with his bare hand to make the out. As an added bonus, Castro threw over to first to double-up Price and end the inning. The catch stopped Boston from adding to what was at the time already a three-run lead.
You can watch the play below:
Just silly. WOW.https://t.co/GIC1QUBDGv— MLB (@MLB) April 27, 2016
The Braves entered Tuesday at 4–15. The Red Sox entered the matchup at 10–9.