You might remember that the catwalk at Tropicana Field got in the way of Kevin Kiermaier attempting to make a play on a Kendrys Morales fly ball on Friday night. He had no such problem tonight in Baltimore, robbing Manny Machado of a home run with an excellent leaping catch:
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The play is reminiscent of Mike Trout’s leaping catch at Camden Yards from 2012, though it looks like Kiemaier jumped higher. The reaction of Chris Archer might be the best part. He appears to be a combination of relieved and awestruck. Rightfully so.
Kiermaier left tonight’s game in the third inning after the catch. We’ll pass along an update on his status when it’s made available.
UPDATE: Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune passes along word that Kiermaier suffered a mild right ankle sprain while making the catch. He’s considered day-to-day.