The Milwaukee Brewers took on the St. Louis Cardinals today, and Keon Broxton came up with the kind of nab at the fence that would be deserving of a highlight by itself. But Broxton just so happened to make the catch in what would be the last play of the game, just barely saving the Brewers by a hop and a flash of leather.
Cardinals fielder Randal Grichuk was at bat and T'd up to send one just over the fence, with a man on base—the Cards trailed 6-5—but Broxton came up with a bit of this magic:
There's something beautifully geometric about this whole thing: a clean grab just inches away from going over, dead-center, the potential score giving the Cards a one run lead—even Broxton's dance is symmetrical. The only math the Brewers care about, though, is that the W brings them within three games of the NL Central lead, and 3.5 games out of the Wild Card race.