Allow me to be very straighforward today. The Oakland Athletics lost 3-2 to the Washington Nationals on Saturday. The A's have a 33-84 record and the nationals have a 52-66 balance through Aug. 12.
The A's starting pitcher was Luis Medina, who completed four innings before going to the bullpen. The Nationals started with Jake Irvin, who lasted for all of 6.2 innings before giving way to a reliever.
Washington took the lead in the second inning scoring one run. Oakland responded in the third with one run of themselves. Things stayed tied all the way through five innings of play.
The A's took the lead for the first time in the sixth frame, putting another run in the scoreboard. The Nationals would then match their tally with another run scored in the eighth inning.
When everything pointed toward extra innings, the Nationals were able to score a last-minute run in the ninth inning that clinched the 52nd victory of the season for them
Luis Medina didn't get the loss, Lucas Erceg did. Kyle Finnegan was the winning pitcher for Washington.
Luis Medina, however, did this in a Major League Baseball game. Watch for yourself, because a picture is worth a thousand words and a video is worth a million.
Somehow, Luis Medina is still an MLB player, belongs to the Oakland A's organization, and has not been released by the franchise at the time of this writing (1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT).
That happened in the bottom of the second inning. The game was still a scoreless one. Medina's pitch was clocked at 100 MPH. Vargas was hitting .255 when he saw it coming. Medina's reflexes and reaction were on point. Medina's actions after that grab belong to the 99th percentile in whatever you want to call that.
Shout-out Vargas, MVP of painting Medina's faces. Shout-out Medina, for whatever he did to avoid getting released.
Also, "it felt amazing" for Lawrence Butler to finally get his first Major League Hit, as quoted on this Harvey Valentine piece of MLB.com. It was close to a homer, and that would have been awesome.
Medina should be home, too, but he seemingly wanted to celebrate Butler's first hit and therefore fell just short of it. Oakland A's, folks.