Gonzalez made the super-smooth snare in the top of the first inning of the Twins' 15-8 victory Thursday at Target Field in Minneapolis. Tigers right fielder Nick Castellanos was up at the plate facing Twins starter Ervin Santana.
The righty began the inning by walking Jeimer Canderlario. He forced Jim Adduci to fly out before Castellanos settled in.
The Tigers outfielder ripped a Santana fastball to left center field for a two-run shot. After smacking the long ball, Castellanos tossed the bat into the air. Gonzalez casually took a few steps before barehanding the bat with his right hand.
Minnesota posted three runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 3-2 lead, before posing five more runs in the bottom of the second frame. The Tigers fought back to get within one run in the top of the fifth frame, but the Twins ran away with the game with a seven-run sixth inning.
Castellanos went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, two runs scored and a walk in the loss.
This may be our favorite Batcast™ of the season.— Cut4 (@Cut4) August 17, 2018
Well done Mr. Castellanos & umpire Manny Gonzalez. pic.twitter.com/d7uj0tbpWr
The Tigers and Twins resume their four-game series at 8:10 p.m. Friday in Minneapolis.