GIF: Jason Heyward makes diving, game-saving catch
Braves outfielder Jason Heyward sent his team home a winner on Monday night by making a spectacular diving catch for the 27th out.
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)
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