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Dodgers Video: Kiké Hernandez Makes Over-The-Shoulder Basket Catch



Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

After splitting the first two games, the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers met Saturday for the third of their four-game series. One night after getting a second look at Clayton Kershaw in the last five days, they faced Zack Greinke for the second time this season.

Like Kershaw, Jorge De La Rosa started against the Dodgers for the second time this season with his last outing also coming May 10. As Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has done throughout the first six weeks of the season, he sent out a lineup Saturday chock-full of right-handed batters with a lefty on the mound.

Among the starters was utility man Kiké Hernandez, who took over for a night in center field. It was the sixth start of the season for Hernandez since he joined the Dodgers from Triple-A Oklahoma City on April 28 and his second start in center field.

After Wilin Rosario reached on a two-out single in the fourth inning, Michael McKenry drove a ball to deep center field that Hernandez tracked down to make an over-the-shoulder basket catch as he slammed into the center field fence.

The catch ended the inning and drew a Willie Mays comparison from Hall of Fame Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully. To that point, Hernandez also had the lone Dodgers hit of the night — a leadoff double in the first inning.

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