Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Sal Frelick made a ridiculous catch to preserve a no-hitter on Sunday, crashing into the wall and a teammate to make the grab.
The impressive snag quickly went viral on social media.
The Brew Crew was in The Bronx over the weekend to take on the New York Yankees. In Sunday’s matchup, Milwaukee pitcher Corbin Burnes threw eight no-hit innings, completely stifling the pinstripe bats.
That no-hit bid continued into the 11th inning as both teams failed to scrape a run across the plate.
In the 10th frame, the Yankees looked to have not only broken up the no-hitter, but also won the game on a deep fly ball in the right-center field gap. Sal Frelick wasn’t letting that happen.
TO SAVE THE GAME AND THE NO-HITTER!!!! 🤯🤯🤯
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) September 10, 2023
Frelick leapt up to make the catch before crashing into both the wall and a fellow outfielder. Somehow, he held on.
Fans instantly reacted to the viral moment on social media.
“CATCH OF THE YEAR,” said one account.
“SAL FRELICK ARE YOU SERIOUS?” asked another.
Sal Frelick, wide receiver one.
— Boston College Baseball (@BCBirdBall) September 10, 2023
The insane grab helped preserve the no-no for one more inning, though it would ultimately be broken in the 12th. New York would go on to win the game, 4-3, in the 13th.
That loss shortened the Brewers’ lead in the National League Central as they look to secure a playoff spot. While Milwaukee wound up on the wrong end of this thrilling contest, you can’t take anything away from Frelick on that catch.