There’s a reason the Baltimore Orioles’ Adam Jones is a three-time defending Gold Glove center fielder. Unfortunately for the Red Sox, we got a glimpse of his fielding eminence Wednesday.
Mookie Betts, mired in a 6-for-36 slump, was the poor recipient of Jones’ fantastic diving catch in the fifth inning, which easily robbed Betts of at least a base hit.
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Jones took “making it look easy” to a new level here, as he even casually blew half a bubble with his gum before sprawling into his dive.
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Poor Mookie’s reaction says more about the catch than we could with words, but we imagine it’s roughly how Bryce Harper felt in April when Betts robbed him of a home run with an incredible catch in right-center field.
The Sox went on to win that game but weren’t so lucky Wednesday, mustering just two runs in a 5-2 loss.
Thumbnail image via Twitter/@BBTN