Play of the Day: Juan Lagares flags down a Maikel Franco rocket

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I had written up a post hailing a great Francisco Lindor defensive play as the “play of the day,” but then Mets center fielder Juan Lagares went and did this:

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As the Mets were leading quite comfortably, Lagares pinch-hit for Michael Conforto in the seventh inning and stayed in to play center field. He’s played sparingly to begin the season and had only racked up a .500 OPS over 12 plate appearances entering the night.