On Monday afternoon at Comerica Park, Royals left fielder Alex Gordon made one of the most sensational catches of the season, robbing a homer from Detroit’s Mikie Mahtook in the bottom of the fourth inning
Watch the catch here:
There were two particularly amazing things about this. The first was the timing. Gordon retreated back to the left-field wall and paused for close to 3 seconds before making a perfectly timed leap and grab, pulling the baseball back onto the field.
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The second was the victim. You might remember Mahtook as the poor outfielder who knocked a baseball over the left-field wall here on Sunday after Cleveland’s Jose Ramirez lined a shot that hit the top of the wall and bounced straight up.
Great catch by Gordon. Rough couple days for Mahtook.