Here’s a wild one.

In the top of the ninth inning of the Atlanta Braves’ Game 1 NLCS victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night, Atlanta Braves closer Mark Melancon was warming up in the bullpen, when the Braves’ Ozzie Albies cranked a home run in Melancon’s direction. Melancon casually caught the home run right after throwing a warm-up pitch.

Fast-forward to Game 2 on Tuesday night, and again Albies is up in the top of the ninth. And again he hits a home run to left-center field. And again Melancon catches it!

The odds of all of this happening, on consecutive days… well, they’re definitely not high. Especially when you consider that Albies is a switch-hitter, and most of his plate appearances come from the left side, not the right. Incredible.

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