Mike Tauchman stole a win from the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night, as he leapt into the air at Dodger Stadium and robbed a walk-off home run from Albert Pujols. The catch kept the game tied and sent it to extra innings, where the Giants managed to get an 8-5 win, the team's first win of the season over their bitter rivals from LA.
The amazing catch from Tauchman marked the first time a walk-off home run has been robbed since 2019, when Jackie Bradley Jr. did it in a game between the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles.
In his postgame press conference, Tauchman put Friday's catch in his top two from his MLB career, including this leaping grab from his time with the New York Yankees.
The catch not only gave the Giants their first win over the division rivals, but salvaged what was a well-played game all around that the team nearly lost after Austin Barnes tied things up in the bottom of the ninth with a three-run home run.
Tauchman has played solid defense and hit a couple of home runs in a Giants uniform since coming over from the Yankees in a late-April trade.
The Giants will hope to keep the momentum going Saturday as Logan Webb takes the mound against Julio Urias and the Dodgers.