Do you need to see it ... to catch it?

September 15th, 2019

Want to know the mark of a great fielder? Victor Robles caught a ball he probably didn't actually see.

With two outs in the top of the second inning of Sunday's game against the Braves, Brian McCann drove one deep to left-center field that Robles lost in the sun. Robles waved his arms, asking his teammates for help, but ultimately it fell to the Nationals center fielder. At the last second, he reached up and made the snag while tumbling to the ground.

Robles earned a healthy ovation from the Nationals faithful -- and deservedly so. One batter earlier, he'd made a nice leaping grab to rob Matt Joyce of a hit.