Albert Almora Jr. robs Tyler Flowers of extra-base hit with remarkable, unlikely catch

Sorry, Tyler Flowers.

This is Albert Almora Jr.’s highlight. For a moment, it looked like yours, but Almora robbed you of that honor. Such is baseball.

Flowers, the catcher for the Atlanta Braves, absolutely smoked that Tyler Chatwood pitch in the second inning of Wednesday’s game against the Chicago Cubs. The line drive to center field was destined for extra bases, and maybe even a home run until Almora leapt at the wall to add another catch to his Gold Glove-candidate highlight reel.

MLB.com’s Joe Posnanski looked to the analytics to show just how remarkable and valuable a catch like that is.


It’s not the first time Almora has made the highlight reels with a potentially run-saving catch.


It probably won’t be the last.

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Albert Almora made a leaping, unlikely catch on Tuesday to save what might have been a home run smoked off the bat of Tyler Flowers. (AP)
Albert Almora made a leaping, unlikely catch on Tuesday to save what might have been a home run smoked off the bat of Tyler Flowers. (AP)

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