ARLINGTON, Texas – Another elimination game, another miraculous, potentially momentum-shifting catch by Mookie Betts. This time it was Game 7 of the National League Championship Series as Betts robbed Freddie Freeman of a home run – with the Atlanta Braves leading 3-2 in Sunday’s fifth inning, and Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts already having to dive deep into his bullpen.
Give us all the angles of that @mookiebetts catch. 😱 pic.twitter.com/vp4lrL1VcE
– MLB (@MLB) October 19, 2020
Betts’ homemade robbery came two days after his catch turned into an inning-final double and drove the Dodgers to victory in Game 5, and a day after his leaping, twisting, fully extended catch on Marcell Ozuna’s deep volley saved a run. in game 6.
An inning earlier, Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner produced a rally-killing double play by diving to tag Dansby Swanson out and then turn around to get Austin Riley as he tried to reach third base.