Salvador Perez made an impressive barehanded catch on a ricocheting foul popup
Perez makes nifty barehand snag on ricochet
There's not much that Royals catcher Salvador Perez can't do. He's caught more than 300 games over the last two seasons, made three straight All-Star Games and has already belted three homers in the 2015 postseason. And, on top of all that, the dude has fantastic reflexes, too.
In the sixth inning of Game 2 of the ALCS, a foul popup off the bat of AL MVP hopeful Josh Donaldson took Perez back toward the netting behind home plate and ricocheted off one of the wires supporting that screen. Even with the ball changing direction at the last second, Perez flashed his brilliant reflexes and caught the thing with his bare hand:
Unfortunately, Perez's nifty snag didn't count (the ball was ruled dead when it hit the wire), and Donaldson ended up scoring later in the inning to add to a small Blue Jays lead. But, Perez and Co. could not be denied as they stormed back with a five-run seventh inning and went on to win Game 2, 6-3.
The Royals have a 2-0 series lead heading into Monday's Game 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1 in the U.S. and Sportsnet in Canada.