Pirates Left Fielder Starling Marte Makes Ridiculous Grab to Rob Brandon Phillips of Extra Bases (Video)
The Pittsburgh Pirates do not have an explosive offense. However, they do boast a very good pitching staff and some excellent defense, and that’s got baseball fans in Pittsburgh thinking this might finally be the year that the franchise ends its two decade-long streak of losing seasons.
It’s also got to have the Cincinnati Reds a little concerned. They were a favorite to win the Central Division and return to the postseason again this year, but they’ve found themselves behind a strong St. Louis team all season. And now they don’t just have to worry about catching the Cardinals. They have to worry about being caught by the plucky Bucs.
Would you like to see an example of why the Reds might be concerned? Then check out this play. Last night in Cincinnati, Pirates left fielder Starling Marte made an absolutely incredible catch to rob Brandon Phillips of an extra base hit:
The Reds would go on to win the game, 4-1, but the Pirates reminded everybody that they are more than capable of making game-changing plays.
Keep an eye on the NL Central, baseball fans. This could get interesting.