We'll remember NLDS Game 3 between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves for the offense. The teams scored 19 runs on 24 hits, with an early tete-a-tete in which both teams were lighting up the scoreboard. The Dodgers ultimately won the game handily, 13-6, and secured a 2-1 series lead.
Amid all the offense was one heck of a defensive play from Carl Crawford of the Dodgers. During the eighth inning, Atlanta's Brian McCann hit a foul fly ball down the left-field line. Crawford gave chase and was in place to make the catch, but he tumbled into the stands afterward, landing on his head. Cranium on concrete, ouch.
Here it is, one more time in GIF form:
Crawford seemed OK and actually scored a run in the bottom half of the eighth. That added to the impressive offensive game he also had going on. He hit a three-run homer in the second inning and finished the game with two hits, three runs and those three RBIs.
And the catch? Well, it puts some extra TWTW in Crawford's stat line.
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