Blue Jays outfielder George Springer got off his feet Superman-style to make a crazy catch in the same inning that he homered against the Mets on Saturday.
This past offseason saw three-time All-Star George Springer in the midst of a free-agent frenzy with multiple teams chasing the grand prize. Among those interested were the Mets who eventually got lost when Springer signed with the Blue Jays, and the Queens fans didn’t forget it.
In the third inning of Saturday’s game between the Blue Jays and the Mets, Springer received boos as he made his way to the plate. He responded with a 3-0 Taijuan Walker fastball off the wall in left field to put Toronto on the board.
Springer was quick to show his leather after that. At the bottom of that same inning, Springer made his bet on what might well be the catch of the season.
George Springer could have been the catch of the year against the Mets
You won’t see a player sell himself like this often, but Springer made a name for himself as a human standout reel dating back to his days with the Astros.
He’s been limited to just 26 games this year due to injury, but Springer could be a much-needed spark to push Toronto back into the playoff race.