WATCH: San Francisco Giants Juan Perez makes near impossible catch to preserve perfect game

  • David Whitlock

Baseball is a game full of prophesies.  One is that if you’re put in the game defensively, the ball will find you.  Another is that if you’re going to get a perfect game, you’ll have at least one amazing defensive play to save your bacon.  While the “perfecto” by Yusmeiro Petit didn’t come to fruition by just one out, Juan Perez fulfilled both prophesies at the time.  Having just been put in the game as a defensive substitution in the 6th inning, Perez was tested later in the inning on a sinking liner by Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin, and managed to pluck it with his glove just above the top of the blades of grass.  Watch the play unfold, courtesy of MLB.com:

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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