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Jul232013

Jason Heyward makes sick catch to finish Mets

Jason Heyward made a tremendously clutch grab with two runners on base in the bottom of the 9th inning to seal the Braves' 2-0 win over the Mets on Monday night at Citi Field.

Heyward's game-ending catch robbed Justin Turner of extra bases and robbed the Mets of a chance to tie up the ballgame.

"I knew I had to dive off the bat, because I didn't think it was within my reach," Heyward told MLB.com. "As I got closer, I was thinking, 'Obviously, you're going to try to make the play with two outs and the game on the line. If you don't catch it, so be it. Fortunately, I was able to get a good enough jump."

It's truely amazing how much ground he covered in such a short amount of time.

"He's a [heck] of an athlete and he has the Rawlings' Gold Glove for a reason," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "He covers right field like a center fielder. He made a [heck] of a play to save the game."

Via MLB.com

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