The Los Angeles Dodgers won the first two of the three-game series against the New York Mets and were looking for the sweep with Zack Greinke taking the mound. With the game tied in the second inning and a runner on first base, Wilmer Flores was at the plate, looking to get the Mets an early lead.

Greinke got ahead in the count 0-2 and threw a breaking ball that Flores hit towards the right-center field gap, putting both Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig in a sprint to get to the ball. On the dead run, Puig managed to get within reach of the ball and made a great diving catch to rob Flores of an extra-base hit and an RBI.

Not expecting Puig to make the catch, Lucas Duda had to race back to first base to avoid getting doubled off. The catch drew a standing ovation from the crowd and photos of Puig mid-dive, courtesy of team photographer Jon SooHoo, are just as awe-inspiring as the video highlight:


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Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

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