With a diving catch, Joey Gallo proved that he's more than just a dinger monster
On Tuesday night, though, Gallo flipped the script. He didn't have much success with the bat against Indians starter
Kipnis was robbed of an RBI hit and the Indians were kept off the scoreboard. Gallo had covered 45 feet in just 3.4 seconds on a play that had a 52-percent catch probablity.
MLB.com's Ben Weinrib talked to Gallo about the catch postgame, and he gave some fantastic play-by-play of the moment:
"I was just, like, off the bat I was running after it, and it was kind of tough to see because of all of those shadows and the sun. I'm just running after it like, 'Man, I don't know if I'm going to get to to this.' And then kind of at the last second I'm like, 'Wow, I'm a lot closer than I thought I was going to be with this ball.' I just dove out and didn't even know I caught it until I landed and looked in my glove and said, 'Woah I actually caught that ball.' I haven't had many balls to do that to, but I think my length kind of helped me out on that one, my wingspan. That was definitely a big play to save a run and keep it even."
Of course, when the Indians managed to pull off a stunning rally capped by
Thanks to Gallo's all-around performance, the Rangers won in 12 innings, 8-6.