Superman catch nets Davis Play of the Week honors

July 5th, 2022

Brewers outfielder Jonathan Davis earned his third career Electric Play of the Week Award presented by Chevrolet on Tuesday, having most recently won with the Toronto Blue Jays in September 2020, and he's Milwaukee’s first winner since his teammate Luis Urías won it in July 2021.

Davis joins former Brewer Lorenzo Cain as the only Major League players since the award was introduced in 2019 with three honors. Additionally, the Brewers’ seven Play of the Week Awards since 2019 ranks first in all of Baseball.

“That was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen on a baseball field, honestly,’’ Brewers right fielder Tyrone Taylor said. “I told him, ‘Dude, I’ve never seen anybody do something like that before.’ That was crazy. Absolutely no fear."

In the bottom of the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, Davis sprinted to deep center field to lay out and make the fully extended diving catch.

"That’s me, that’s my game,’’ said Davis. "I try to go all out, all the time, as the game dictates. That was a tough ball to see initially because of the roof, but I found it, came down and made the play.’’

Additional Play of the Week candidates included Ryan McKenna’s diving grab in left field; Isiah Kiner-Falefa’s diving backhanded snag and throw across the diamond; Manny Machado’s barehanded play on a slow ground ball to nab Trea Turner at first base; and Gilberto Celestino’s throw home from center field to save a run.