Strasburg’s scoreless streak ends at 35 innings on bungled catch

When Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg came off the disabled list for an Aug. 19 start, he allowed two runs in the bottom of the first inning. He hadn’t allowed another until Sunday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

It was a heartbreaking end that was avoidable. With two outs in the top of the second inning, Dodgers second baseman Logan Forsythe drilled a deep fly ball to the center-field wall.

The ball bounced out of Michael Taylor‘s glove, easily scoring Yasiel Puig from third. No error was charged, and it was scored as an earned run, giving the Dodgers an early 1-0 lead.

As the team points out, Strasburg’s scoreless streak of 35 innings was the longest in baseball this season while also setting a new franchise record in the process.

Strasburg struck out opposing pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu on four pitches immediately after.

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Watch: New Mexico State’s Jaleel Scott makes catch of the year in season opener

New Mexico State's 6-foot-6 wide receiver, Jaleel Scott, closed the book on the 2017 college football catch of the year competition in Thursday's season opener, against Arizona State.

Scott soared above Arizona State's 5-foot-10 defender Kobe Williams, hauling in the one-handed touchdown grab and narrowly planting one foot in the end zone before the other landed out of bounds.

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Sale marvels at Bradley Jr.’s catch: ‘He’s the complete package’

Jackie Bradley Jr. continued to do amazing Jackie Bradley Jr. things Saturday evening, and the Cy Young candidate on his team is taking notice.

"There's no doubt in my mind he's the best center fielder in the game," Chris Sale told Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe following a contest against the New York Yankees.

“You see the catches he’s made; you see the arm that he has. He’s the complete package out there.”

Bradley Jr.’s latest heroic defensive play was a one-out leaping grab at the wall in Fenway Park with a runner on first:

The Boston Red Sox outfielder actually ranks fifth among seven qualified center fielders, according to FanGraphs. He ranks fifth in DRS and UZR/150 among his peers as well.

Sale previously worked with Adam Eaton during their mutual tenures with the Chicago White Sox. The 28-year-old Eaton had a breakout defensive year in 2016, saving 18 runs with his glove, according to FanGraphs.

Bradley Jr. has yet to win a Gold Glove, as the 2016 All-Star plays in the same division as defensive wizard Kevin Kiermaier.

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Watch: Stanton makes incredible HR-robbing catch to end game

The National League leader in home runs can play a little defense too.

Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton made a phenomenal leaping grab to rob Washington Nationals outfielder Brian Goodwin of a two-run homer Wednesday in what was the final out a 7-0 win for the home side.

Stanton, who also doubled in the game, has 33 homers on the season – one shy of Aaron Judge for the major-league lead.

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Watch: Bradley Jr. makes ridiculous leaping catch to rob Judge of HR

That’s one way to overrule the Judge.

Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. made his case for best catch of the year on Sunday, robbing New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge of his 31st home run with a leaping catch at the track. The spectacular grab preserved Boston's 3-0 lead and the Sox would go on to win by that same score.

According to Statcast, the ball had an exit velocity of 107.5-mph, traveled an estimated 411-feet and carried a hit probability of 94 percent.

Not on Bradley Jr.’s watch.

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Watch: Marlins’ Stanton loses glove over wall on attempted leaping catch

No glove, no love.

Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton looked to have a fly ball off the bat of Los Angeles DodgersChris Taylor tracked to the wall. He leaped, missed, and came back to earth without a glove. Meanwhile, the ball ricocheted off the wall and into the outfield.

Taylor made it all the way to third base and Stanton had to track down a new glove.

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Watch: Rays’ Souza Jr. makes miraculous diving catch in foul territory

Steven Souza Jr. might have been the only one at Tropicana Field who thought this Christian Vazquez foul ball was catchable. He was right.

The Tampa Bay Rays right fielder charged full tilt into foul territory, just behind the bullpen mound, and timed his dive perfectly to prevent Vazquez from seeing another pitch.

With it being only the second out of the inning, Souza Jr. immediately jumped to his feet to throw the ball back into the infield so neither runner could tag up and advance.

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Price: I’m fine with ‘whatever crap I catch’ for defending teammates

David Price is willing to put himself under the bus for his fellow Boston Red Sox.

The southpaw starter infamously engaged in a verbal confrontation with NESN analyst Dennis Eckersley during the team's flight to Toronto last Thursday, and later reports suggested that the reasoning behind the argument was due to a comment made by Eckersley about another Red Sox player, and not Price himself.

Those reports were never confirmed, though Price – who stated last month he wasn’t speaking to the media anymore until after his starts – gave credence to those reports Tuesday when he addressed the Eckersley confrontation following Boston’s 11-4 win over the Texas Rangers.

“I’m standing up for my teammates,” he told Tim Britton of the Providence Journal. ” Whatever crap I catch for that, I’m fine with it.”

While it was never officially revealed who specifically Eckersley commented on that peeved Price, Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer tweeted that Price apparently took exception with Eckersley’s negative review of Eduardo Rodriguez‘s rehab pitching performance.

Interestingly, Palmer’s tweet was then retweeted by Eckersley himself, suggesting that may have indeed been the cause of the confrontation. Eckersley, however, has yet to comment publicly on the incident.

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Watch: Melky steals homer from Judge with sneaky leaping catch

For a few moments, it looked like New York Yankees behemoth Aaron Judge had hit his MLB-leading 28th home run.

Even after Chicago White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera leaped in front of the left-field seats, he made it seem like the ball had actually left the park. However, as he slowly backed away from the wall, Cabrera revealed that yes, he'd indeed made the catch, sending Judge back to his chambers.

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Watch: Springer lays out to make incredible diving catch

George Springer continues to add highlights to what's been a career year for the Houston Astros right fielder.

With no outs in the top of the third inning Tuesday night, Springer ranged to his right to track down a sharply hit line drive to rob Oakland Athletics center fielder Jaycob Brugman of extra bases.

Springer had a 38 percent catch probability on the play, according to Statcast.

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