NEW YORK -- Chris Rock almost made the play of the day at Yankee Stadium.
Rock was sitting in the front row behind Houston's dugout when Astros rookie Jon Singleton lofted a high foul popup toward the third-base side in the seventh inning. Rock raised his arms to catch it, holding a cellphone in his left hand as he shielded his head.
The ball fell inches behind him, bounced off a seat and Rock outreached another fan to corral the souvenir. Rock held the ball aloft, got a cheer from the crowd and then gave it to a young boy.
Rock is a longtime Mets fan and has recorded a "Let's Go, Mets!" chant this year for the videoboard at Citi Field. He wore a Yankees hat to Thursday's game.