• My Scores
  • MLB
  • NBA
  • NHL

GIF: Jason Heyward makes diving, game-saving catch

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

More MLB: Scoreboard | Standings | Probable Pitchers | Sortable Stats | Odds

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel is as good as any closer out there, but even he runs into trouble on occasion. On Monday night, the Mets had the tying run at second with two outs in the ninth when fresh-off-the-DL Justin Turner laced a line drive into the left-center field gap. The game appeared to be tied ... until Jason Heyward showed up:

Take note that Heyward was playing center field -- not his usual right field -- in place of the injured B.J. Upton. An unfamiliar position only adds to the degree of difficulty.

That's a legitimate game-saving catch right there; if that ball touches the grass, the game is tied. Instead, the game was over. Catches don't get much more spectacular.

(GIF via For the Win)

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

April 17, 2015
Cubs fall to Padres in Bryant's debut (1:24)
April 17, 2015
Dodgers' Corey Seager off to great start to 2015
(2:30)
April 17, 2015
Cubs prospect: Addison Russell
(2:15)
April 17, 2015
Kris Bryant to get Cubs back on track
(1:25)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Men's Nike Black Duke Blue Devils 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champions Players Locker Room Snapback Adjustable Hat

Duke Blue Devils 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champs
Get the Locker Room Gear
Shop Now