Manny Margot is having himself a game for the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 2 of the ALCS vs the Houston Astros
It’s the second inning of Game 2 of the ALCS, and Manuel Margot is already the player of the game for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Following an error by the Houston Astros on a play that should have gotten them out of the first inning, Margot launched a three-run home run 406 feet to center field.
That alone might have been enough to get Margot the player of the game, but, well, there was a lot more baseball to be played.
So he ended the second inning with even more style than what he did in the first.
Ranging far to the right from his position in right field, Margot eyed a ball off the bat of George Springer, tracking it all the way to the wall at Petco Park.
And then just as he made the catch he went right over the side.
Manuel Margot makes an amazing catch in Game 2 of the ALCS
The TBS announcers noted the fall from there is about six feet. Margot was briefly attended to by trainers, but remained in the game.
TBS announcers did note he went back to the clubhouse between innings, but Margot was back in right field when the Rays went out to their defensive positions in the third.
Playing at Petco Park isn’t anything new for Margot, fortunately. He spent parts of his first four years in the majors playing for the San Diego Padres, who call it home.
He logged most of his innings in center field during that time, playing 403 games at center during his time with the Friars and just one game in right field.
Still, you expect he learned a thing or two during those games that came into play in Game 2.
As for his offense, he hit .247/.315/.404 at Petco, with 15 home runs.