Tampa Bay Rays megastar shortstop Wander Franco made an out of this world defensive play Monday evening in a sport in opposition to the Houston Astros.
Within the 5th inning with Martin Maldonado on the plate, the Astros slugger hit the ball towards foul territory. Franco sprinted up the sphere and into foul territory to trace down the ball. He perceived to have neglected catching the ball in his glove and as a substitute got here up with the ball the use of his naked hand.
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By the point Franco’s momentum got here to a halt, he was once close to the left-field fence – about 315 ft down the third-base line.
The Rays would win the sport, 8-3. Franco was once 4-for-5 with an RBI.
Franco is in the beginning of his 0.33 complete season with Tampa Bay. The Rays were given out to a scorching get started, successful their first 13 video games sooner than dropping their first in opposition to the Toronto Blue Jays. Tampa Bay entered the sport in opposition to Houston with a 19-3 document.
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Via 21 video games, Franco was once hitting .289 with a .908 OPS and 4 house runs. He was once 24-for-83 on the plate and has 11 runs scored.
Franco simplest performed in 83 video games throughout the 2022 common season. He was once out with strained quadriceps after which had to recuperate from hand surgical operation in the course of the yr. He ended up hitting .277 with a .746 OPS and 6 house runs.
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He’s going to be key for the Rays and their playoff hopes this season.