Rays P Chris Archer has perfect response to Kiermaier’s amazing catch
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer had the most appropriate response to Kevin Kiermaier’s incredible catch on Friday night.
The Rays lost to the Red Sox 13-6 in 15 innings on Friday. The game might have ended earlier if it weren’t for Kiermaier’s heroics in the top of the 9th. Take a look at this incredible catch he made to rob Jackie Bradley Jr. of extra bases:
Is that Superman? Nope, just @KKiermaier39.
— #Statcast (@statcast) September 16, 2017
Statcast’s tracking technology said there was an 18 percent chance of that ball being caught. Here’s what Archer thinks about that stat.
Let's be honest statcast, the odds someone else catches that on this planet is lower than 1% https://t.co/zrA1P3cp6q
— Chris Archer (@ChrisArcher22) September 16, 2017
So true. Aside from maybe Kevin Pillar, who else could have made that catch? Perhaps the 18 percent figure comes because some left fielders might be able to catch that ball. As for center fielders? Yeah, very few would even have a shot at it.
As we have seen before, there are very few people who are bigger fans of Kiermaier’s defensive abilities.