The Milwaukee Brewers' Willy Adames thrills the crowd in Game 2 of the NLDS with his amazing first-inning catch

Christopher Kuhagen
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Willy Adames has energized the Milwaukee Brewers this season with his play and personality since he arrived from Tampa Bay in May.

He did it again in Game 2 of the National League Division Series with his amazing catch in foul territory in the top of the first inning against the Atlanta Braves. And it put the towel-waving crowd at American Family Field on its feet.  

With a 1-1 count and one out and Freddie Freeman on first base, the left-handed hitting Ozzie Albies popped it up on the left side past third base in foul territory. 

Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Willy Adames catches a foul ball in the first inning during Game 2 of the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves on Oct. 9, 2021, at American Family Field.

It didn't seem like any Brewers player had a chance. Then Adames entered the picture. Adames was already moved over from his usual position with a shift on, but the speedy shortstop ran toward the tarp near the seats. He stuck out his glove and made the no-look catch before crashing into the tarp. 

Take a look at the highlight-reel catch here.

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