As fast as his pitches are, Francisco Rodriguez may have even quicker reflexes on the mound judging by this liner that he nabbed during Monday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Jhonny Peralta likely thought that he had a base hit off of a ninth-inning dart that he sent right towards Rodriguez. After all, one wouldn’t have faulted K-Rod if he had ducked out of the way, given that his momentum was already carrying him to the left of the ball’s trajectory (I would have probably rolled into a ball and whimpered). The fact that he self-corrected and then nabbed the ball out of thin air on a moment’s notice makes this catch all the more impressive.
The Brewers would go on to win the game and Rodriguez earned himself a save. More importantly, he kept his head intact.