Daniel Murphy was certain he had given the New York Mets a 2-1 lead in Game 1 of the Subway Series against the New York Yankees Monday night. That was until Brett Gardner leaped up over the left center wall at Citi Field and robbed him of what looked like a sure-fire sixth-inning, two-run homer.
Two innings later, Murphy would exact revenge and hit a line-drive single to center off Dave Robertson to snap a 1-1 tie — and give the Mets a 2-1 lead. Murphy was so thrilled about the clutch single he tomahawked his bat into the turf on the way to first base.
Murphy's hit helped the struggling Mets eke out a 2-1 victory over their NYC rivals and draw first blood in the four-game series.
Still, Gardner's phenomenal grab is something worth seeing again.