Leury Garcia built up the drama before revealing his home-run robbery and made everybody smile
In the top of the fourth inning,
Did he catch it? Initially, it was hard to tell.
That's an ambiguous reaction by Garcia. You could conceivably see a player take a seat after attempting a catch and coming up short OR coming down with the baseball. The mystery dragged on for a few seconds as Garcia built the drama ... before the big reveal:
After he let the world know, "Oh yeah, I got that one," Garcia cracked a smile.
Realizing his would-be homer was now just a flyout, Soler also cracked a smile and tipped his cap:
We usually look at the word "deception" as having victims, but this deception by Garcia was clearly fun for everybody involved. Great work, Leury!
Adrian Garro joined MLB.com in 2016. Throughout his travels, both Bartolo Colon and Vin Scully have placed their hands on his shoulders. Not at the same time, though. That'd be amazing.