Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon
The Official Site of the Baltimore Orioles
news

Orioles News

Gentry's clutch catch 'an instinctual thing'

Orioles outfielder robs Rosario of homer in 2nd inning
March 29, 2018

BALTIMORE -- Craig Gentry made the Orioles' Opening Day roster because of his speed and defense. He didn't waste much time showing off either of those skills.Gentry made a terrific leaping grab at the right-field fence to rob Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario in the second inning of Thursday's 3-2 walk-off

BALTIMORE -- Craig Gentry made the Orioles' Opening Day roster because of his speed and defense. He didn't waste much time showing off either of those skills.
Gentry made a terrific leaping grab at the right-field fence to rob Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario in the second inning of Thursday's 3-2 walk-off win (11) over Minnesota on Opening Day at Camden Yards. Gentry, who hustled back to the wall, perfectly timed the jump to seal the highlight-reel grab and save starter Dylan Bundy a run.
"Off the bat, I was tracking it and it was kind of an instinctual thing," Gentry said. "Just ended up in the glove and it was a big moment in the game. I was definitely excited I was able to make the play and be a part of Opening Day."
It was the first out of the inning, with Bundy retiring Logan Morrison on a fly ball and striking out Eduardo Escobar to keep the game scoreless.

Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast.