Video: Will Venable makes baseball’s catch of the year so far

June 18, 2013 – 1:57 am by Ryan Phillips

Will Venable

On Monday night San Diego Padres outfielder Will Venable made the catch of the year in Major League Baseball so far. Not only was the catch itself incredible, but it also saved the game for the Padres against the rival San Francisco Giants.

In the bottom of the 12th inning with the game tied 3-3, San Francisco’s Juan Perez strolled to the play with the winning run on second base. Perez ripped a ball to dead center, where Venable was playing shallow.

After running a good 25 yards to track the ball down, Venable made a ridiculous, full-extension leap to snag the ball and land chest-first on the warning track. It was simply an unbelievable catch, especially considering the circumstances.

The Padres went on to score two runs in the top of the 13th and took home a 5-3 victory. That win improved their record to 36-34, and put them just one game behind the Arizona Diamondbacks for first place in the National League West. So yeah, it was a pretty huge catch all the way around.

Enjoy the video below:

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