No, robbing potential walk-off homers isn't as easy as Nomar Mazara makes it look
The Rangers may have wound up on the wrong end of a 4-3 score on Saturday afternoon against the White Sox, but it wasn't without some stellar work from rookie Nomar Mazara.
The 20-year-old is among the Rangers' prized prospects (along with slugger Joey Gallo), and he backed up the hype with a play that just may have prevented a game-winning home run.
In a bid for a walk-off, Todd Frazier clubbed a deep drive toward the right-field wall. However, Mazara wasn't interested in letting that happen and did this instead:
Who can blame the kid for the celebratory fist-pump after (temporarily) saving the game for the Rangers?
Afterwards, Mazara was asked about the play by MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan and offered up this insight:
"We were playing deep. He hit it pretty good but I got a good read on it."
Mazara is off to quite a hot start for Texas, hitting .357/.396/.476 and backing it up with consistently above-the-grain defense:
The Rangers' Twitter account reacted to the play in the same way everybody else did:
Based on how he's begun his rookie campaign, don't be surprised if you see plenty of Mazara as the season rolls along.