The Detroit Tigers are currently losing to the Chicago White Sox 2-0. Matt Tuiasosopo is doing his best to make sure that the score doesn’t get any worse than that.
In the top of the seventh inning with 1 on and 2 out, Bryan Anderson of the White Sox hit a shallow fly ball to left field. Tuiasosopo got on his horse and took off for the line and made a spectacular catch to get out of the inning.
The downside for the Tigers is that the Sox had already scored 2 runs in that inning to take a 2-0 lead.
This diving play was really impressive. In my opinion there are two types of dives, there are the dives that are for show and the dives that are a requirement to make the catch. I am sure that we have all seen the dive that the player makes when right before they leave their feet, they catch the ball but finish out the dive anyway. If they had kept their feet moving, they would have still made the play, it just would not have been as cool to watch.
Then there is the dive that Tuiasosopo made on Saturday night. That is a dive that is required to make the catch. I particularly like the sheer disregard that he showed for his face as his momentum drove his nose into the ground. An impressive catch to be sure.