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San Francisco Giants: Juan Perez’s catch vs. the Cardinals and the team’s 10 best defensive plays this season

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Aug 19, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; San Francisco Giants center fielder Juan Perez (2) climbs the wall and robs St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Stephen Piscotty (not pictured) of a home run during the first inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The Giants were missing their entire starting outfield yesterday against the Cardinals, but Juan Perez was quick to remind fans that he can fill the void—defensively, at least.

Bay Area native Stephen Piscotty launched one deep to right-center, but Perez summoned his inner Spiderman (and Willie Mays) for a wall-climbing, homer-stealing basket catch that grabbed national headlines.

Perez also had a decent day at the plate, going 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.

But we’re not here to talk about offense. Perez’s miraculous catch got me thinking…was that the best defensive play we’ve seen from San Francisco this season?

Answer: Yes.

What, then, are the plays that might give Perez a run for his money?

Join me as I count down the team’s defensive gems of 2015.

Note: All highlights via MLB Giants video.

Next: On to top play No. 10

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