Twins 1B Chris Parmelee makes catch while falling down camera well steps (video)
Chris Parmelee, subbing in for Justin Morneau at first base for the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night for the team’s tilt with the Milwaukee Brewers at Target Field, made a spectacular play in the field, holding on to the ball while tumbling down the steps of the camera well along the first baseline.
With two outs on the board and men on base in the top of eighth inning, Parmelee tracked a foul popup off the bat of Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez towards the camera well, as he reached out to make the catch, the gate opened, causing Parmelee to perilously tumble down the stairs. The first baseman managed to avoid serious injury and even held on to the ball.
Impressive. The Twins held on to take a third straight game from the Brewers in a four-game, home-and-home series, winning by a score of 4-1.
But Parmelee wasn’t the only Twins player to make an amazing catch in the field. Aaron Hicks once again showed that he can be as flashy with the glove as his many talented predecessors who have manned center field for the Twins over the years as he robbed Brew Crew second baseman Rickie Weeks of an extra-base hit by making a spectacular diving catch in shallow center field.
And as he is wont to do when making a spectacular play out in the field, Hicks showed up in the batter’s box as well, hitting a home run in his subsequent at bat, a feat he also accomplished the night before, robbing Carlos Gomez of a homer and then hitting one of his own at Miller Park.
Hicks, talking about the impressive defensive display put on by himself and Parmelee, said, “I deal with walls, he deals with stairs.”
“I saw him catch it, and I went, ‘Yeah!’”