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Tampa Bay pitcher Jake Faria amazingly catches 108MPH line drive

Amazing moment Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jake Faria CATCHES a 108MPH line drive heading straight for his head – likely saving his own life

  • Video shows amazing moment Tampa Bay pitcher Jake Faria catches line drive  
  • Faria had pitched to Yankees star Aaron Judge who hit a 108mph line drive 
  • Within moments, Faria miraculously caught baseball by throwing his glove up
  • Faria then bent over afterwards with both hands on his legs and exhaled 
  • The Yankees beat Tampa Bay 9-2 Tuesday night to keep up their push for home-field advantage in the AL wild-card game

Tampa Bay pitcher Jake Faria may have saved his own life after he caught a 108mph line drive that came straight for his head. 

Shocking video shows the moment Yankees slugger Aaron Judge sent the 108.5 head-high liner flying toward Faria.

Within a matter of moments, Faria’s defensive reflexes kicked in and the pitcher was able to throw his glove in the air and miraculously catch the baseball. 

Tampa Bay pitcher Jake Faria may have saved his own life after he caught a 108mph line drive that came straight for his head. Faria is seen pitching the ball to Yankees star Aaron Judge Tuesday night

Shocking video shows the moment Judge sends the 108.5mph head-high liner flying toward Faria

Shocking video shows the moment Judge sends the 108.5mph head-high liner flying toward Faria

Within a matter of moments, Faria's defensive reflexes kicked in and the pitcher was able to throw his glove in the air and miraculously catch the baseball

Within a matter of moments, Faria’s defensive reflexes kicked in and the pitcher was able to throw his glove in the air and miraculously catch the baseball

Faria was just as stunned as the audience and commentators were. 

He even turned around to try and look for the possible double play before taking a moment to breathe. 

The right-hander then bent over afterwards with both hands on his legs and exhaled. 

Faria allowed three runs and four hits in 2 1/3 innings before his night ended with the heart-stopping catch. 

On Wednesday, Faria tweeted about the incident. 

‘I’d like to say this is because I’m athletic but I really just didn’t want to die [sic],’ he wrote. 

The New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 Tuesday night to keep up their push for home-field advantage in the AL wild-card game.

New York improved to 97-60, its most wins since going 97-65 in 2011. The Yankees are 37 games over .500 for the first time since finishing 103-59 in 2009, their last World Series title. 

The right-hander then bent over afterwards with both hands on his legs and exhaled

The right-hander then bent over afterwards with both hands on his legs and exhaled

Jake Faria

Aaron Judge

Faria (left) allowed three runs and four hits in 2 1/3 innings before his night ended with the heart-stopping catch. The New York Yankees (right, Aaron Judge) beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 Tuesday night to keep up their push for home-field advantage in the AL wild-card game

On Wednesday, Faria tweeted about the incident. 'I¿d like to say this is because I¿m athletic but I really just didn¿t want to die [sic],' he wrote

On Wednesday, Faria tweeted about the incident. ‘I’d like to say this is because I’m athletic but I really just didn’t want to die [sic],’ he wrote

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