Kole Calhoun’s diving catch impresses Mike Trout

Angela Sun
Yahoo! Sports Minute Blog
Kole Calhoun’s diving catch impresses Mike Trout
Kole Calhoun’s diving catch impresses Mike Trout

When you share an outfield with Mike Trout, it's hard to get attention. The Los Angeles Angels center fielder is prone to making spectacular catches look easy — even from the on-deck circle. But late July call-up Kole Calhoun did just that Sunday afternoon against the Texas Rangers.

With the Angels up 3-2 in the top of the seventh with runners on second and third and one out, Elvis Andrus hit a high pop-up to shallow right-center. Calhoun — who is listed at 5-foot-10 but is likely shorter than that — came out of nowhere with a full extension, diving catch to rob the Rangers shortstop. Leonys Martin scored on the sacrifice fly to tie the game at 3 and Texas eventually won 4-3 but what a grab by Calhoun. The slick play even appeared to impress Trout, who approached Calhoun after the play as if to say, "Man, that's what I'M supposed to do!"

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