Earlier in this ball game, Jason Heyward made a smooth sliding grab out in right field, and I debated making a post about it, because he tends to do this stuff so often. For the most part, when it comes to someone like Heyward (or #ElMago), the play needs to really stand out for it to warrant a post.
Well, a few innings later, Jason Heyward made a stand out play and this time I cannot ignore it. Watch as he dives and saves two runs with an amazing catch in right field:
Mind the gap. pic.twitter.com/QYNN17miw3
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 6, 2018
With two outs, the runners were in motion, so that catch, which would’ve certainly hit the way had he missed it, likely saved two runs and preserved a close game. The Cubs still have a chance to come back in this game and that’s thanks to Jason Heyward.