Welcome to Diamond Reflections, a video wrap-up of yesterday’s action in MLB. In this post, we talk baseball, share a few laughs, and watch some highlights. Our friends at MLB.com don’t allow embedding on recaps and highlights, so for now there are just links to the video. That will have to suffice until things get a little less hoard-y.
Fan of the Day
No contest — the Arlington Sprinkler, and a rare embed from our pals at MLB.
Taters Gonna Tate
Monday’s best home run goes to Justin Maxwell, who did THIS in his first at-bat with the Astros.
Honorable mention: Cleveland’s Jose Lopez with a foul pole special to left.
The Leather Regions
Monday was more a day of the bat than the glove, but Oakland’s Josh Reddick had this inspiring throw to nail Jason Bourgeois at third.
Honorable mention: J.P. Arencibia from his knees!
Sorry, But That’s a Bit Clutch
Is clutch a real thing? Is it nonsense? Here’s some evidence for the former, courtesy of the Mets’ Daniel Murphy and Monday’s only walk-off hit.
Honorable mention: Ryan Sweeney’s go-ahead single puts the Red Sox in position for their first win of the season.
The Pitcher King
Who said Barry Zito was dead? The San Francisco lefty earned his first complete game shutout in nine years, throwing a four-hit gem against the Rockies.
Honorable mention: Oakland’s Tom Milone managed eight shutout innings against the Royals without registering a single strikeout.
Don’t Rock the Goat, Baby
Braves third baseman Juan Francisco, good for three errors Monday against the Astros, wears today’s goat bell.