#25 Best Plays of 2013: Pagan’s Lunging Catch

By Melissa Felkins

From now, until Christmas day, we’ll be counting down the best plays of 2013 from the San Francisco Giants. We’ll move through the season, starting with earlier in and season, and moving down to the last month of baseball. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the best parts of the 2013 Giants season with us, while we count down some of our favorite plays.

View the full list here as it’s available: #SFGiants 25 Best Plays of 2013

Apr 12, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan (16) makes a catch against the Chicago Cubs during the fourth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

#25 Pagan’s Lunging Grab at Wrigley Field

April 11th: Giants 7, Cubs 6

The Giants were down 5-0 by the bottom of the 3rd inning and it looked like a game where all hope was lost. But in a game where Ryan Vogelsong needed a win, his team back him up. They put up 4 runs in the 4th, and 3 more in the 5th. In the 6th inning, the Giants let their defense do the work for them. This time by a spectacular lunge by Angel Pagan to right center field. Pagan missed most of the season, but seeing highlights like this makes me wonder what could have been had he been healthy all of 2013. The two inning rally, and stellar defense in the 40 degree weather, would be all the Giants needed to get the win over the Chicago Cubs.