Reds’ defensive gems

Now that we’re deep enough into the season that we’ve got some very strong candidates – including several from the past two weeks – we’re keeping a list of the absolute best defensive plays made by the Reds this season so that we can vote and post a top 10 at the end of the year. Here are the candidates (not necessarily locks) we’re considering so far. Please let us know if we’re forgetting any and we’ll add them. Or let us know if there are any you think are ho-hum.

6/6: Heisey’s catch at the wall vs. Pirates

6/3: Phillips’ diving catch in Houston

5/28: Stubbs’ snow-cone catch to rob Pedro Alvarez

5/26: Cozart dives to rob Tulowitzki

5/25: Cozart dives to rob Scutaro

5/23: Phillips’ flip from his back to Cozart to get out at second vs. Braves

5/21: Stubbs’ sliding catch in 9th vs. Braves

5/20: Phillips’ double play vs. Yankees with sliding stop, tag of second with glove and throw to first from knees

5/20: Votto’s diving stop of a bad hop on a ball hit by Yankees’ Swisher

5/12: Phillips’ behind-the-back flip to Cozart to rob Bryce Harper

4/28: Cozart throws from his ass

Leave a Comment