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Jackie Bradley Jr. Makes Game-Saving Home Run Robbery Look So Easy

Incredible Plays

Last night, Ryon Healy stepped up to the plate against Crag Kimbrel with two strikes, two outs, and nobody on when he hit a 98.1 mph fastball to deep center field. For a moment, he probably felt amazing.


And then, Jackie Bradley Jr. happened:


Could Bradley have been any more smooth in making the play out at the wall? Healy had just mashed a fastball at 101 mph, took it 401 feet, and it resulted in a highlight for the center fielder. You’re not going to get any unluckier than that sequence if you’re a batter.

And then there’s Bradley, who casually tips his cap and jogs toward the dugout like no big deal happened. Game-saving catches in the bottom of the ninth inning to force extra innings have never looked so easy, thanks to Jackie Bradley Jr.