Mets RF Jeff McNeil breaks belt diving for line drive

NY Mets outfielder Jeff McNeil breaks belt diving for line drive vs Twins 7/17/2019

New York Mets right fielder Jeff McNeil broke his belt as he dove for a line drive during Wednesday night's game in Minnesota.

It happened in the bottom of the second as Twins batter Max Kepler hit a line drive to deep right field. McNeil made a valiant effort as he laid out for the ball, but it landed just out of his reach. McNeil managed to track down the ball in time to hold Kepler to a double, but needed a minute to recover as he appeared to have the wind knocked out of him on the play.

As he recovered, McNeil realized his belt was broken.

McNeil was able to have his teammates relay the message to the dugout, and shortstop Amed Rosario was given a new belt for McNeil. Mets head trainer Brian Chicklo also brought a belt out for McNeil just in case, but likely also wanted to check up on him to make sure he was OK.

Kelper eventually came around to score, but in the end, the Mets beat the Twins 14-4.

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