Michael Conforto makes another incredible diving catch, this time on the warning track
There are regular-season games and then there's the Subway Series when both the Yankees and the Mets are embroiled in a pennant race with two weeks to play. They're playing for keeps and rookie Michael Conforto knew it.
The 22-year-old outfielder was hitting .292 with seven home runs under his belt in just 43 games for the Mets entering Saturday's matinee, but it's been his play in the field that's had everyone talking because he's made impressive sliding/diving/leaping plays in more games than he hasn't.
In the top of the third on Saturday, Conforto sprinted back toward the wall to track down a Brett Gardner fly ball. Realizing it was out of his reach, Conforto laid out toward the wall to make an incredible diving catch on the warning track:
Uniforms were made to get dirty, right?
The Yankees ended up winning, 5-0, but with Conforto making plays like that (and this and this) and Yoenis Cespedes sending a lucky fan home with a souvenir long ball almost every night, we're guessing the Mets are plenty happy with their new-look outfield.