Dustin May was very appreciative of Joey Gallo on Friday. So were we.
In the first inning against the San Francisco Giants, Joc Pederson launched a ball deep to left field. Gallo took off running and, with his long legs, a big reach, and a knee-first slide, managed to track it down before high-fiving the wall.
Gallo showed off his catch before getting up, with the ball perched near the top of his glove. The catch resulted in a 1-2-3 inning for May, who pitched five hitless innings.
Gallo’s week continued to get better and better with a home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday that nearly left Dodger Stadium. Do yourself a favor and listen to Joe Davis’s sheer joy on this call:
JOEY GALLO OBLITERATED THIS BALL. pic.twitter.com/zZTQYhq0Pp— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 20, 2022
Everyone knew that one was gone, and for good reason: Gallo whacked it an estimated 437 feet, with an exit velocity of 110 mph. Not a bad way to start off his first multi-hit, multi-RBI game as a Dodger and continue another good week of settling into Los Angeles.