We already brought you Brett Gardner's slip and slide catch, but the New York Yankees outfielder made a much more important catch in the 11th inning when St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina drove a ball to the warning track in left field.
The game was tied with one out in the inning and the Cards had a runner on first when Molina just missed going deep, or at least hitting one off the wall. Had it landed, there's almost no doubt Molina would have had a game-winning RBI, but Gardner didn't let it happen.
The video is courtesy of MLB.com:
People can talk about the solid pitching of the Yanks' bullpen or the big hits in the 12th inning as being the biggest parts of this game, however if not for Gardner's catch, all that is an afterthought.Tags: Baseball, Brett Gardner, MLB, New York, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, Yadier Molina