Entering the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday afternoon, twenty-one straight Tampa Bay Rays were retired by Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada. David DeJesus was the Rays' 21st batter to come to the plate and popped up the seventh pitch of the at bat into the stands a few rows beyond the foul territory on the third base side.
Under normal game conditions, most third basemen can be excused for letting that ball become a souvenir for a fan, but at the time the game was tied 0-0 and Josh Donaldson had a perfect game to save, so he did this.
And from another angle:
Estrada's perfect game and no-hitter were both ruined on an infield single to the next batter. Donaldson made a barehanded play but batter Logan Forsythe was just fast enough to beat the throw at first base.
As a fan, you gotta love these plays where players sacrifice their bodies for their team, especially when they don't fall into a camera well.