Top 5 SF Giants Hunter Pence Moments
4. The other catch
Most Giants fans will always harken back to Pence’s the great catch against the wall in the postseason against the Nationals. While that is one of Pence’s most memorable defensive plays as a Giants, there is another that was even more important.
The San Francisco Giants seemed to throw a no-hitter every single year from 2010 to 2016. In 2013, it was time for Tim Lincecum’s first no-hitter. The Freak hadn’t surrendered a hit into the 8th inning, Lincecum was through 130 pitches and Alexi Amarista was up to bat.
Amarista pulled a pitch down and away into right field. Pence had to charge in and to his left pretty hard, but he got down and made the diving play. While it was a play we’ve seen so often from Pence, it was another example of Hunter always being ready to rise to the moment.
Lincecum had been so close to no-no’s or perfect games times through his prime and Pence stepped up and made an insane diving grab to preserve another opportunity for Tim Lincecum to carve his name into the history books.