Ezequiel Carrera has some big shoes to fill in center field for the Detroit Tigers. Carrera is expected to be Detroit's newest center fielder after the Tigers traded Austin Jackson to the Seattle Mariners in a three-team deal that helped Detroit land all-star pitcher David Price last week. It may be just one game, but Carrera has made an early impression on Tigers fans.
According to CBS report on Aug. 5, Carrera made what many MLB experts are calling a front runner for "catch of the year" last night when the Tigers took on the Yankees in New York. Detroit lost the game 2-1, but without Ezequiel Carrera's spectacular catch the game could have been over early for Detroit.
In the bottom of the third inning Detroit's Max Scherzer was in a jam. The bases were loaded and no one was out for New York when Jacoby Ellsbury crushed a ball to deep left center field that looked like it may score all three base runners - that is until the Tigers new center fielder Ezequiel Carrera got on his horse and went into action.
Carrera, racing to his right at full speed had no choice but to dive at the hard hit ball, and in the end he made the catch of the game, and possibly the year for the Tigers. Even Cy Young winner Max Scherzer and Yankees captain Derek Jeter were impressed.
The young outfielder is only getting a shot in center field due to the trade, bit even in his first game he is making the most of it. The newest Tiger, David Price is scheduled to make his first start for Detroit tonight when the Tigers once again face the Yankees in New York.
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