Nick Noonan had an excellent game in Fresno yesterday, going 2 for 3 with 2 doubles and a walk, but this play below was just amazing.
If that video doesn’t embed, here is the direct link: Noonan’s Defense Ends Game
Noonan is hitting .524 for the Fresno Grizzlies this season (in only 21 at bats), in between being carted back and forth between San Francisco and Fresno. Frankly, I had even forgotten he was back in Fresno.
Unfortunately his MLB batting average is only .212. He’s had far more bats in the majors, and obviously isn’t quiet ready for big league pitching. Personally, I love his defense at 2B and fully expect to see more of him come September. Whether he ever earns a legitimate spot with the Giants (or another Big League team) remains to be seen, but the play yesterday deserves some props.
The Grizzlies are currently last in their division and 6.5 games behind the next to last Sacramento River Cats.