You might not have noticed, but the Reds have had a pretty good start to the season, and it might have been even better if Finnegan had stayed healthy. The Reds were 8-4 when he hit the DL and are still only two games under .500, which puts them 2.5 out in the NL Central. The lefty tossed seven shutout innings in his season debut ’ striking out nine and allowing just one hit ’ but left each of his next two starts early. He had control issues in the second one, then came out with shoulder soreness after just one inning in his third start. The club originally hoped for a quick return, but that hope disappeared when he was shifted to the 60-day DL. He’s in the rehab process, and the best-case scenario is a late June return.
Unless Steven Souza is Michael Jordan in Space Jam, he had no shot getting to this ball on Friday.
In the fourth inning of the Rays’ showdown against the Twins at Target Field, Souza attempted a diving play that certainly would have been the greatest catch of all time ’ if he were to haul it in.
Only about five Steven Souzas too short, and from another zip code. A run scored on the play.
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I’m pretty sure this kind of catch worked in Angels in the Outfield, but this is real life, unfortunately. Still, it’s nice to see teammates Souza and Kevin Kiermaier shared a chuckle over the flub on the field.
No one laughed when Souza made up for it with a monster bomb in the eight inning to give the Rays an insurance run late.