The Colorado Rockies and Pittsburgh Pirates have been flashing the leather with fantastic defensive plays on Friday night at Coors Field.

In the top of the third inning, Rockies left fielder Kris Bryant laid out to make a full-extension diving catch in left-center field, robbing Pittsburgh’s Josh VanMeter of an extra-base hit (VanMeter at least got a sacrifice fly out of it).

And in the bottom half of the inning, the Pirates returned the favor, robbing Bryant of an extra-base hit with a ridiculous diving catch of their own.

The former NL MVP hit a flyball to deep right-center field that looked like a for-sure extra-base hit. But Pittsburgh right fielder Cal Mitchell came out of nowhere to make a full-extension diving grab on the warning track.

To have two catches like that in a matter of minutes — and with Bryant being on each end of the highlights — is pretty incredible.

Crazy things happen at Coors Field, but it usually involves good results for the offenses.

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