Padres still in awe of Cabrera's defensive gem

Padres still in awe of Cabrera's defensive gem

PHOENIX -- Shortstop Everth Cabrera added at least one fan with his highlight-reel play in Tuesday's loss to the D-backs -- an acrobatic double play turned in the seventh inning with a jump and spin move that left him throwing blindly to first base.

That fan was none other than Padres reliever Brad Brach, who got Paul Goldschmidt to bounce into the inning double play.

"Unbelievable," Brach said. "When I saw him facing right field, I thought he was going to hold the ball. That's probably the best play I've had made behind me."

Oddly enough, Cabrera made a nice play when Brach was on the mound the last time the two teams met at Chase Field, fielding a ball in the hole toward third base before throwing out Justin Upton.

"I owe him. Both were unbelievable plays and both completely different plays," Brach said.

Cabrera's manager, Bud Black, was impressed with the play, especially since it wasn't a garden-variety ball that was hit to his shortstop in the first place.

"That was a good play on a ball that wasn't hard hit. It was sort of a tough spot," Black said. "That was a pretty acrobatic play. Cabbie is capable of those types of plays."