San Diego Padres third baseman made a great catch in foul territory and came away with more than he anticipated.
The second half of the MLB season got underway Friday after the All-Star break and we saw something pretty uncommon at the San Diego Padres game.
The Padres came away with a 4-1 win over the San Francisco Giants as they came away with their first win against their NL West rival this year. They also handed a loss to Madison Bumgarner who fell to 10-5 on the year with Andrew Cashner outdueling him.
However, that wasn’t what people were talking about afterward. They were talking about the catch made in foul territory by third baseman Yangervis Solarte that looked very similar to former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter leaping into the stands to make a catch and emerging from the stands with a bloodied chin.
Solarte emerged from the stands, not covered in blood, but with a blood covered in cheese. Nacho cheese to be more specific after it landed in some fan’s nacho platter.
You can watch the play courtesy of MLB.com below.
I loved how excited the Padres broadcast crew reacted to seeing the catch, which was exceptional, but then taking their excitement to another level after discovering the cheese on half the ball.
We’ve seen balls doctored with petroleum jelly, sandpaper and all sorts of sticky substances by pitchers before, but I don’t think we’ll see nacho cheese worked into the foreign substances used to doctor balls in the near future.
But this was pretty unusual and cool all at the same time.
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