Ryan Hanigan is fourth on the Phillies’ depth chart at catcher, but he got a little time in the spotlight today with this diving catch to save face after bobbling the ball. (Insofar as any player gets time in the spotlight at this point in March, at least.)
This is from yesterday at Wrigley. It's another reminder that the importance of wearing a cup when playing baseball cannot be overstated. It's also a reminder that playing catcher has its own unique set of on-the-job hazards.
Today's decisive NLDS Game 5 between the Giants and Reds became decisive a little earlier than Cincinnati would care for, as Buster Posey's fifth-inning grand slam gave San Francisco a 6-0 lead with the Reds finding their offense unable to do much against Matt Cain (at least until that point; they'd score a few later…