Padres announcer dumbfounded by Mookie Betts' spectacular game-ending grab


Both Don Orsillo and Mookie Betts have had quite a week.

For the former NESN announcer, his signature moment seemingly came when he was afforded the opportunity to call his third no-hitter thanks to the performance turned in by Joe Musgrove. There was also his call of the scrap between Los Angeles and San Diego which social media seemed to thoroughly enjoy.

But then his old friend Betts allowed for yet another highlight.

With the Padres -- who Orsillo does television play-by-play for -- butting heads with National League West rival Dodgers, there was already plenty of drama built into the teams' three-game series.

Then came the final out of Los Angeles' 2-0 win in San Diego and the volume was turned up just a bit, thanks in large part to both Betts and Orsillo.

With runners on second and third in the ninth inning, San Diego's Tommy Pham hit a 98.6 mph sinking liner into center field for what appeared to be the game-tying blow. But out of nowhere came Betts, sprinting 52 feet in 3.3 seconds to save the game for the Dodgers.

Orsillo, who called Betts' Red Sox games for the first two years of his career, was on the call ...

“You’re just kind of in the moment and playing the game,” Betts told SportsNet LA after the game. “I just know when the ball went up in the air, I had to go catch it. And that’s what I did.”

Betts' Dodgers have now won eight in a row while improving to a major league-best 13-2.