Curtis Granderson Robs Grady Sizemore of a Walk-off Home Run
The score was 1-0, and the Cleveland Indians were batting in the bottom of the ninth with one out and the tying run on first base. Tigers ace Justin Verlander was working on a potential complete-game shutout. Then Grady Sizemore stepped to the plate and launched a fastball over the wall to seemingly ruin the night for Verlander and the Tigers and send Cleveland into an ecstatic frenzy…But instead, center fielder Curtis Granderson makes what could be the catch of the year, considering the situation. Granderson was playing deep to begin with, so he didn’t have far to run. But oftentimes that can make the catch even harder to time. He times in perfectly, and reels the potential Sizemore homer in for the second out. The humorous part of this catch is that he completely fools the play-by-play announcer, who is apparently a fill-in for the Indians’ normal guy. The call of the catch was ruined for that reason, but it’s a spectacular play nonetheless.
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