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Friday, July 10, 2020

Articles tagged: WIll Venable

Will Venable makes catch of the year to save game for San Diego Padres (Video)

Will-Venable-diving-catchSan Diego Padres outfielder Will Venable made the catch of the year at a crucial time during his team’s win over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night. With two outs and a runner on second, Juan Perez stung a ball to center field that looked like it was going to get over Venable’s head for a walk-off hit. The 30-year-old outfielder had other plans.

Venable went full extension and dove onto the warning track to make an amazing catch. The Padres went on to score two runs in the top of the 13th and win the game.

The grab was similar to the one this Minnesota Twins minor leaguer made last week, only Venable’s incredible play saved the game in the 12th inning. For that, he currently holds the crown for “Catch of the Year.”

Marcell Ozuna fakes everyone out on Will Venable home run (Video)

Marcell-Ozuna-loses-ballMiami Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna lost a fly ball in the lights during Tuesday night’s loss to the San Diego Padres. It has happened to some of the best players in baseball over the years, so there is nothing Ozuna should be ashamed of. Well, maybe a little bit.

The thing that made the ball Ozuna lost track of so unique is that it flew over the fence for a home run. Apparently he thought San Diego’s Will Venable got under the ball a bit when he made contact, but it wound up landing several rows deep into the right field bleachers. Ozuna fooled everyone by camping under the ball — or so he thought — for a solid six seconds before realizing what had happened.

As this Giants outfielder could tell us, losing a home run ball in the lights is hardly the worst thing in the world.