Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher, catcher combine for one of the coolest catches of the season

Mike Oz
May 20, 2013

Usually when we're posting a crazy circus catch, it's a diving outfielder or a darting infielder. It's hardly ever the pitcher or the catcher. But in this case, it's the pitcher AND the catcher.

You gotta see Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero and relief pitcher Josh Collmenter combining for the rare 2-1 pop-up put-out — on a bunt no less. It's one of the coolest plays so far this season.

It sorta reminds me of a deflected pass in the NFL — with Montero knocking the ball up in the air, then Collmenter sweeping past to keep the ball afloat, then catching it on the move, barehanded.

The score didn't reflect it — the Diamondbacks ended up losing to the Miami Marlins 2-1 on Sunday — but this was touchdown-worthy effort.

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