Ben Revere made quite possibly the most athletic defensive play you’ll see from a Nationals player all season Friday night in Atlanta.
The Nationals were leading the Braves 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning and Freddie Freeman was at bat. With two outs, Freeman took a 1-2 fastball from Tanner Roark deep into right-center field, a ball sure to clear the fence unscathed.
Playing from a traditional defensive alignment, Revere tracked the ball from the middle of the field all the way to the wall, and with a leap and a hard crash, robbed Freeman of a game-tying home run. Roark threw his hands up in disbelief. Afterwards, all he could do was laugh.
It was a mesmerizing display of athletic ability.