Braves Catcher Came So Close to Making a Sweet Diving Catch, and MLB Fans Loved the Effort

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Sports Illustrated

By Kevin Sweeney Atlanta Braves catcher Travis d’Arnaud may not have made the catch, but that didn’t stop his diving attempt at snagging a foul ball during Sunday’s game from turning into a highlight. The play happened in the fourth inning of Sunday’s matchup with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pittsburgh outfielder Bryan Reynolds hit a pop-up foul that landed just a few feet from home plate. d’Arnaud never really had a chance of getting there in time, but still sprung up from his crouch into a full-body dive for the ball anyways, coming up well short of making the catch. Here’s the hilarious video: …

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