Astros vs. Rays Video: Watch Brandon Barnes Make Fabulous Grab to Save No-Hitter

Josh SchochAnalyst IIIJuly 12, 2013

HOUSTON, TX - JULY 04:   Brandon Barnes #2 of the Houston Astros falls down on 'Tal's Hill' attempting catch a deep fly ball from Yunel Escobar #11 of the Tampa Bay Rays at Minute Maid Park on July 4, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Houston Astros center fielder Brandon Barnes made what could possibly be the best catch of his career on Friday night against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Jarred Cosart was making his MLB debut and pitching a no-hitter at the time, and Barnes kept his no-no alive.

Right fielder J.D. Martinez couldn't come up with the ball, but Barnes kept his concentration and adjusted in midair to make the incredible diving catch.


This isn't the first time we've seen Barnes make a slick play with his glove.

Barnes flashed the leather against the Baltimore Orioles, laying out for another great diving catch.

He also robbed the Chicago Cubs of an extra-base hit, falling down as he made the grab on the warning track.

Barnes doesn't just have a great glove, though. He's a fantastic defender all around, showing off his arm as he made the catch and gunned down Nelson Cruz at second base against the Texas Rangers.

Barnes has only played in 117 MLB games, but he already has four legitimate Web Gems, and people are starting to take notice.

Just go ahead and give Brandon Barnes his gold glove already @astros

— Jeffrey Davidoff (@JDavidoff21) July 13, 2013

Barnes' best play was definitely the one on Friday night. Preserving a no-hitter while making a catch that 99 percent of the MLB wouldn't have been able to make is truly sensational.

Twitter couldn't help but have something to say about Barnes' catch, and he set off a chain of tweets.

My Twitter feed after an incredible catch in CF from @TheBarnyard15. #Astros

— 'Stros Fan (@astroslogy) July 13, 2013

Every no-hitter needs a great play and we may have just seen it. Cozart holding the #Rays hitless after a diving grab by Brandon Barnes.

— 98.7 The Fan (@987TheFan) July 13, 2013

Preposterous diving catch by Brandon Barnes. Jarred Cosart has a no-hitter through 5 1/3 in his major league debut.

— Jonah Keri (@jonahkeri) July 13, 2013

Wow, just wow!! @TheBarnyard15 #catch #Astros

— Greis (@AmazingGreis) July 13, 2013

Cosart would go on to lose his no-hitter after 6.1 innings, as Ben Zobrist hit a liner to end it. However, Barnes' catch is sure to make a few highlight reels over the next week or so.