"You’ve got to make the catch in that situation, no matter what. Bonifacio can run a little bit, so if I drop that ball, he’s probably on third base and that guy probably scores. It was a huge play."
(Bryce Harper, via Washington Post, 8/24/2013)
Up above, video of Bryce Harper's fantastic diving catch on an Emilio Bonifacio blooper in the ninth with a man on first, one out, and Rafael Soriano seemingly hell-bent on blowing yet another save in the ninth. But would Soriano's four year old son have made that catch? This, of course, after Davey Johnson yanked Drew Storen after Storen himself entered with a four-run lead to start the ninth and immediately ran into trouble. Hope Harper's knee and/or hip are OK...
Nationals 11, Royals 10: Thank you, Tanner Roark. Wild game, nothing comes easy. Nats back to .500 with fourth win in a row. Hey, just 8.5 back in the Wild Card hunt!
(Screencaps via MLB.com/MASN video)