MLB Video: Blue Jays’ Josh Donaldson Makes Diving Catch Into Stands

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Will Vragovic-AP Photo
Will Vragovic-AP Photo

Major League Baseball had a full slate of games on Wednesday and saw some fantastic plays that were ESPN Web Gems caliber. A prime example of that took place in what was shaping up to be perfect game at Tropicana Field.

The Tampa Bay Rays hosted the streaking Toronto Blue Jays and while both offenses were held in check, Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada took it a step further by carrying a perfect game into the eighth inning. David DeJesus led off and hit a pop-up that carried into foul territory off the third base line.

Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson continued to track it before selling out and diving into the stands to come up with a spectacular catch. Unfortunately for Donaldson and Estrada, the perfect game came to an end one batter later as Logan Forsythe narrowly beat out Donaldson’s throw for an infield single. The play was be challenged and the call was confirmed, thus ending Estrada’s hope of making history.

Not all was lost for the Blue Jays however, as they went on to win the game 1-0 in 12 innings.

Written by Eric Avakian

Eric Avakian is a senior at Cal Poly Pomona majoring in marketing and business administration. Growing up in Burbank, California, Eric grew up as an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan.


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