Adolis' clutch effort wins Electric Play of the Week

April 25th, 2022

The look on Mariners rookie Julio Rodríguez's face said it all. With both hands on his hips after rounding first, J-Rod could only offer a blank smile as made a sensational catch last week, which earned the Rangers outfielder the Electric Play of the Week Award presented by Chevrolet on Monday.

With Texas on the verge of ending a five-game slide, García did everything in his power in the ninth inning of Thursday's 8-6 win over the Mariners to make it happen. He hustled home from first to score the go-ahead run in the top half, and with one out in the bottom of the ninth, he robbed Rodríguez of extra bases with an all-out diving catch of a 108.8 mph sinking liner that had a 69% hit probability, according to Statcast.

“It feels like this gives us a lot of confidence as a team,” García said through an interpreter. “I think this is a really good steppingstone.”