Friday, August 31, 2012

Mark Reynolds makes flying catch of Yankees line drive

The Baltimore Orioles rolled into Yankee Stadium with a lot to prove on Friday night.  Only three games separate the O's from the from the first-place New York Yankees in the AL East and the black and orange birds don't want to do their annual swan song down the stretch.

If unbelievable catches show that the Orioles mean business, then Mark Reynolds set the tone early and drew first blood in the three-game series.

The O's first baseman made an amazing diving catch of Russell Martin's hard hit line drive between first and second bases in the third inning.  Reynolds soared through the air to make the grab and, as YES Network announcer Ken Singleton put it, "The only thing missing was a cape on this play."

Reynolds catch saved a sure double for Martin — who could probably use a hit and a hug.  The Yankees catcher is 11-for-61 in his last at-bats.

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