Jace Peterson used the net behind home plate to help him catch a foul popup
Saturday night's 5-2 victory over the Nationals did not come easily for the Braves. Their bullpen had to throw the final 5 2/3 innings of the game, and both teams had to deal with a one-hour, 50-minute rain delay at the start of the sixth inning.
So when the game resumed, the Braves were motivated to finish their win by any means necessary, even if it meant finding innovative ways to catch the ball. With one out in the top of the sixth with a runner on and
This definitely qualifies as the baseball version of "nothing but net."
"I knew it was going to be close, so I was just trying to get up there and make a play before it hit the net," said Peterson to MLB.com's Mark Bowman. "Those balls are coming down, looking like they're going to hit right on top of [the net]. So, I just went up and tried to make a play."
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