Hanley Ramirez makes great diving stop, better flip to start incredible double play
Even with Clayton Kershaw taking the hill, things were tense for the Dodgers on Tuesday as they faced elimination in Game 5 of the NLDS.
Kershaw was dealing early, striking out Matt Carpenter, Randal Grichuk and Matt Holliday in order to start the game.
It looked like the Cardinals might be able to get something started when Jhonny Peralta led off the second with a walk. But Hanley Ramirez vetoed that scenario with an impressive diving stop to start a 6-4-3 double play.
Sure, he didn't want Peralta to come around and score, but he was also probably concerned with matching J.P. Howell's stellar stop from Game 3. Mostly the Peralta scoring thing, though.
Alas, it was not meant to be as a seventh-inning home run off the bat of Matt Adams put the Cardinals over the top and into the NLCS. Yes, again.