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Even Reds minor leaguers had to comment:
“I’ve watched this on replay for the past 10 minutes,” Tyler Stephenson wrote.
“A pitcher’s best friend,” Hunter Greene wrote.
According to ESPN, it’s the third time in his career Hamilton has robbed a batter of a home run. The last two have come against Matt Carpenter at Busch Stadium.
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Carpenter told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch he wished Hamilton played second base.
“That was a pretty remarkable catch,” said Carpenter. “It was a great play, no doubt about it. Any time I hit a ball in his direction, I don’t feel good about it.”