Josh Reddick's leaping ninth-inning catch at the wall was déjà vu all over again
Reddick had other ideas:
In the blink of an eye, the Rangers' hopes of a lead vanished into Reddick's glove. The Minute Maid Park crowd went wild, and
Manager AJ Hinch loved it. "You just don’t know if it’s going to come down in time," he said. "He jumps up, Spider-Man style, and comes back with it. The range of emotion is pretty much everything from ‘Oh [no]’ to ‘incredible catch.’ That’s the bottom line.”
Hinch couldn't have possibly expected an encore performance on Friday, but that's exactly what Reddick did.
The situation was not precisely identical since no one was on base, but the Astros were still trying to close out a tight 3-0 ballgame in the ninth.
Once again, Reddick came up big with a jump:
You're not seeing double -- that play really happened on back-to-back nights. What are the odds?
Reddick might actually be Spider-Man, given how capable he is at scaling that wall. If we learned anything from "Into the Spider-Verse," it's that you don't need to be named Peter Parker to be Spider-Man.
We're onto you, Reddick.
Andrew Mearns is a writer for Cut4 whose baseball obsession was born from the shattered dreams of Mike Mussina's perfect game attempt in 2001. He has a startling memory of World Series highlights that barely functions as a party trick.