Freddy Peralta made a serious run at a no-hitter on his 25th birthday on Friday, and he got a big assist from Luis Urías.
Urías, starting in place of injured two-time Gold Glove winner Kolten Wong, made a sensational diving, tumbling catch of D-backs hitter Christian Walker’s tricky flare up the middle for the second out of the seventh. His clutch glovework was named Play of the Week by Major League Baseball on Monday.
Unfortunately for Peralta, Nick Ahmed placed a slider into left field with one out in the eighth inning for Arizona's first and only hit of the game.
Urías' great snag isn't the only play on his personal highlight reel this year; a week ago, he hit a walk-off single to beat the Tigers. But though it didn't end up being a no-hitter, Urías' heroics won't soon be forgotten by Peralta or his other teammates.
“Urías’ play was really a spark,” first baseman Daniel Vogelbach said. “Everybody realized, ‘You know, it’s real now.’”