Carlos Correa resisted Jose Altuve's attempt to dust him off after his slick over-the-shoulder catch
In the eighth inning of Saturday's Orioles-Astros game at Minute Maid Park, one of those "this could go either way" moments happened when Joey Rickard lofted a popup to short center field.
A trio of Astros convened, with Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve and Jake Marisnick each interested in making the play. Only one of them could make the grab, however, and it happened to be Correa -- who only managed to do so with an impressive over-the-shoulder grab that required serious coordination and dexterity:
After the play, Correa's jersey was a bit scuffed up ... dirty, perhaps, from an afternoon on the basepaths as well as some accumulated grass and dirt from his great catch in the outfield.
Cue Altuve, who tried dusting him off a bit as a token of appreciation for his infield partner's defensive gem. "No thanks," Correa playfully said by pushing Altuve's arms away:
It was a feel-good scene that pretty much sums up how things are going for the Astros these days, who pushed their MLB-best record to 34-16 in their 5-2 win over Baltimore.