VIDEO: Ezequiel Carrera makes an incredible over-the-shoulder diving catch

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Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was robbed of extra bases by Red Sox rookie Mookie Betts on Friday night at Fenway Park. Tonight, it was Ezequiel Carrera’s turn.

Making his first start since his call-up late last week, Carrera saved Max Scherzer’s bacon this evening with this incredible over-the-shoulder diving catch with the bases loaded and nobody out in the third inning.

Talk about do-or-die. It doesn’t get much better than this.

Jose Reyes is hitless in 20 plate appearances to start the season

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Mets backup infielder Jose Reyes pinch-hit and popped up in the top of the eighth inning of Thursday night’s game in Atlanta against the Braves. That ran his streak up to 20 consecutive hitless plate appearances to start the 2018 season. He has reached base once, however, on a walk, so there’s that.

Reyes, 34, signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Mets near the end of January. At the time, the Mets hadn’t yet signed Todd Frazier, so Reyes was in the mix to contribute as a utilityman but he has operated as a bat off the bench for the most part this season.

One wonders how much longer the Mets are going to let Reyes flounder. According to FanGraphs, he has already been worth a half-win less than a replacement-level player. Only eight other players have been as bad or worse this season.