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CarGo makes impressive diving 5-star catch

Rockies right fielder robs hit in third inning Wednesday
April 4, 2018

SAN DIEGO -- At Petco Park, where the late Padres broadcaster Jerry Coleman would see a good play and say, "You can hang a star on that one," Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez made a 5-star catch, according to Statcast™, in the third inning of Wednesday night's 5-2 win over

SAN DIEGO -- At Petco Park, where the late Padres broadcaster Jerry Coleman would see a good play and say, "You can hang a star on that one," Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez made a 5-star catch, according to Statcast™, in the third inning of Wednesday night's 5-2 win over the Padres.
Gonzalez dashed inward for Austin Hedges' leadoff line drive against Rockies right-hander Jon Gray and made a full dive before making an impressive grab. The play had a catch probability of 8 percent, as Gonzalez covered 41 feet in three seconds to rob Hedges.
The Rockies were ahead, 5-0, at the time of Gonzalez's catch.
It was a familiar move by Gonzalez, who has won three National League Gold Glove Awards (2010, '12 and '13). Gonzalez had three 5-star catches in 2017, per Statcast™.

Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter and like his Facebook page.