Alex Verdugo Went Into Stands For This Highlight-Reel Web Gem Vs. Rays

It was in foul territory, but still

by abournenesn

Oct 8, 2021

Alex Verdugo really wanted to get Nelson Cruz out.

Cruz, the Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter, launched a ball from Tanner Houck out to the left field corner, and it was clearly going foul. But that didn’t stop Verdugo from sprinting his way over to the wall, then nearly falling over into the stands to get the out for the Boston Red Sox.

It wasn’t the most high-leverage situation, but we love the enthusiasm. Not that we didn’t see it coming, because Verdugo has been pumped up for this series since the Red Sox clinched their spot in the American League Division Series.

OK, it didn’t quite live up to the highway robbery from Andrew Benintendi in 2016, but we’ll take it.

Thumbnail photo via Kevin Sousa/USA TODAY Sports Images
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