The catch helped preserve a 2-0 victory for Oakland, which was facing elimination in the game. The A's still trail the best-of-five AL Division Series, 2-1. And part of the reason the A's are trailing in the series is because of a key error made by Crisp in Game 2, when he dropped a fly ball while attempting to make a basket catch. He made up for it in Game 3.
"It was a confidence-booster. Obviously, the dropped fly ball was huge for us and that can kind of wear and tear on you a little bit. Obviously, I was replaying it in my mind and I wish I would have caught it," Crisp said after the game. "Things could have been different for us that previous game. But to be able to come out and make a catch like that, that was big for myself and for the team as well."
And his pitcher in Game 3, Brett Anderson, sure appreciated Crisp's grab.
"It was unbelievable. Coco robbing the homer kind of set the tone," Anderson said. "We scored a run early to kind of ease me into the game a little bit. You can't say enough about the defense."