Detroit Tigers center fielder Ezequiel Carrera submitted his nomination for “absolutely ridiculous catch of the year” Monday night when he laid out to grab a deep shot from the Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury with the bases loaded in the third inning. Not too shabby for a guy just called up from Triple-A last week.
While Carrera’s catch marveled fans, Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander managed to get the approval of all the bros. And he wasn’t even playing. Verlander tossed a ball to his girlfriend Kate Upton, who was sitting behind the dugout. My Twitter feed has somehow convinced me this is news.
Somehow, despite their multiple GIF-worthy moments, the Tigers lost 2-1. Womp, womp.