Phillies outfielder Ben Revere made what may be one of the best catches we'll see all season in the second inning against the Reds on Monday night.
With teammate Jay Bruce on first base, Cincinnati third baseman Todd Frazier lined a fastball from Cliff Lee deep to right-center field. Revere sprinted back toward the wall, leaped into the air and nearly went horizontal to make the incredible catch. The 24-year-old landed hard on the warning track (on his stomach), but immediately jumped to his feet to double up Bruce, who had rounded second base.
Lee, seemingly stunned, could only say "wow" as he walked back to the mound.
An inning later, Revere put another smile on Lee's face with another amazing catch as he jumped into the wall to rob Ryan Hanigan of extra bases.
As a moment of silence was observed before the game for the victims of the bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Revere displayed the words "Pray for Boston" on his glove, per Todd Zolecki of MLB.com.
"I think everyone was thinking about it," Revere said after Cincinnati's 4-2 win, via the Associated Press. "It hurts to see something like that happen."
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