A ballgirl covering the left side of Petco Park made what was arguably the play of the day on Sunday when she leaped to snag a screaming line drive in foul territory, hit by Matt Kemp. In doing so, she may have protected some young fans in the vicinity from being hit directly or on a carom.
Kemp would finish the at-bat by striking out.
Watch the HardballTalk honorary Gold Glove winner made the play:
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The Padres lost 5-3 to the Phillies, suffering a series sweep. The Phillies improve to 16-5 since the All-Star break, the best record in baseball in that span of time.