Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley may have made the play of the ALCS to end the top of the seventh inning of Game 6 on Saturday night.
The New York Yankees had a man on and one out in the inning, trailing by two runs and trying to rally to force Game 7. Outfielder Aaron Hicks hit a flare to short left field that looked like it was going to drop until Brantley charged in and made a spectacular diving catch.
Not only did he make an incredible grab, but Brantley had the awareness to get up quickly and throw a strike to first to double off Aaron Judge and end the inning.
— MLB (@MLB) October 20, 2019
Had the ball fallen, the Yankees would have had at least two on with one out and the go-ahead run coming to the plate. It’s not a stretch to say that it may prove a series-saving play.
The Yankees simply haven’t been getting the breaks in Game 6. They have six outs to try to score at least twice and save their season.