The New York Mets needed something to get them started Friday night after three straight losses to open the season. Right away, in the top of the first, Mets outfielder Eric Young did his part against the Cincinnati Reds.
Young robbed Brandon Phillips of a home run with a great leaping catch at the left-field fence and the Mets went on to their first victory of the season.
Overcast with temperatures hovering around 40-degrees at Citifield, the weather never cleared up and the grounds crew had to keep drying out the infield and mound. The announced attendance was 35,845, but empty seats were everywhere and it appeared fewer than 10,000 fans actually showed up.
So for all you Metsies who stayed away, here's Young's spectacular play.