A cat ventured onto the outfield during Tuesday night’s game between the Braves and Marlins at Marlins Park. Security personnel tried to get to it to allow the game to continue in a timely fashion, but the cat escaped, making its way from right-center to left-center, towards the home run sculpture behind the fence. With no other way out, the cat scaled the chain-link fence and found a resting spot on the sculpture in left-center.
To ensure the cat’s safety, Marlins Park personnel suspended use of the sculpture.
You can’t pick your family and no one knows that better than Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford. His sister Amy married Astros starter Gerrit Cole in November 2016, so the two players are brothers-in-law.
The two players have matched up against each other 18 times in the past, as Cole spent his first five seasons in the National League with the Pirates. Cole often won that battle, holding Crawford to four hits — all singles — in 18 plate appearances.
Crawford finally got the better of Cole on Tuesday night, hitting a line drive into the appropriately-named Crawford Boxes at Minute Maid Park for a two-run home run, cutting the Astros’ lead to 5-2.