#21 Best of 2013: Perez’s Cannon Arm

By Melissa Felkins

From now, until New Year’s Eve, 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

June 18, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants left fielder Gregor Blanco (7, left), right fielder Hunter Pence (8, center), and center fielder Juan Perez (2, right) celebrate after the game against the San Diego Padres at AT

Juan Perez made a spectacular catch in his MLB debut. He didn’t stop there with the defensive greatness. In this game, from June 17, 2013 against the San Diego Padres at AT&T Park, Perez threw a cannon from center field to nab Logan Forsythe at third base. In a tied game in the 9th, that would have allowed for the Padre runners at first and third base, getting the out at third base was big.

The Padres ended up winning the game in the end, but not without being pushed into extra innings. The Padres beat the Giants 5-3 in 13 innings.