Scott Oberg's glove flew off, but he still scrambled and recovered to make the play
The next batter,
So, it was off to the races for the barehanded Oberg:
Look at him go.
"I think I was about as calm as I could've been," Oberg said to MLB.com's Thomas Harding after the game. "But that was more of an instinctual play. Just stay with the ball, don't worry about the glove, go pick up the ball and throw him out. Do what you have to do."
Somehow, Oberg not only got to the ball in a hurry, but threw a strike from his knees to first, nicking Owings by a step. If he was even a second late, the D-backs would have taken the lead.
"That was a bullet," said manager Bud Black in praise of Oberg. "Great reaction, and a great reaction to get up and make the play. That was a hell of a play."
Thanks to Oberg, the score indeed remained tied until pinch-hitter
Asked if he'd ever seen that kind of comebacker, Oberg said, "I'm sure I have, but I don't think a glove's ever flown off my hand before."