New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto’s leaping grab might be MLB’s catch of the year

It was just a September game between two fourth-place teams, but Michael Conforto's all-out effort in the top of the sixth inning Wednesday night might have resulted in the catch of the year in Major League Baseball.

The Baltimore Orioles led the New York Mets 6-5 and had the bases loaded with two outs when O's third baseman Rio Ruiz launched a high drive to right field. 

Conforto turned his back to home plate, ran toward the outfield wall and jumped just as he reached the warning track.

We'll let Mets TV announcer Gary Cohen describe what happened next.

What. A. Catch. 👏

Conforto's leaping grab for the final out of the inning certainly saved three runs. But sadly, due to a global pandemic, there were no fans in the stands to give him a much-deserved standing ovation. 

The catch became even more significant when the Mets tied the game in the bottom of the sixth and ended up winning 7-6 on an eighth-inning homer by Pete Alonso.

Conforto has enjoyed a breakout season offensively. He was hitting .340 entering Wednesday's game and his home run in the fifth was his eighth of the year.

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