Watch Giants' Juan Perez scale Busch Stadium wall to rob home run

BY foxsports • August 20, 2015

San Francisco Giants outfielder Juan Perez made a spectacular catch that not only saved his team a run but will be looped on highlight reels for weeks to come.

In the bottom of the first inning of the Giants' 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in Busch Stadium on Wednesday, Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty hit a deep fly ball into right center field that was headed for the bleachers.

"I was thinking if it's inside the ballpark, I have a good chance to make the catch," Perez said after the game. "It was going to be a homer, but I was close enough to make the catch."

Perez darted towards the wall and scaled it, propping himself up above the wall to nab the ball from its round-trip destination and complete a sensational play.

"I felt good about it off the bat and started running and I peeked to check as I got to the bag, and as soon as I looked up, I saw him leave his feet," Piscotty said. "All I remember seeing is him coming back with the ball in his hand. I thought, 'Man, that's tough.' He made an unbelievable catch."

Perez was delighted with the outcome of the play.

"You always want to [take away] a home run as an outfielder and finally I got one," the 28-year-old outfielder said.

While Perez's catch prevented the Cardinals from scoring a run, Piscotty was determined to go yard on Wednesday and hit a solo home run in his very next at-bat.


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