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Jason Heyward Makes Diving Catch To Save Game Against Mets

With two outs and two men on base in the bottom of the ninth of a 2-1 game, Mets pinch hitter Justin Turner hit a tailing line drive to left-center. By the time the ball makes its way into the outfield, Andrew Brown is rounding third and Omar Quintanilla is already at second. If Heyward—who began the play in right-center—doesn't catch it, at least Brown scores and we have a tie game with a man on third, possibly even a Mets win. Heyward catches it.


It was that kind of game for the Mets, who watched Dillon Gee lose a no-hitter in the seventh inning and Bobby Parnell blow a 1-0 lead in the ninth.Then Heyward made his incredible diving grab, prompting Newsday to write this sentence:

With that, the Mets wasted a chance to climb within nine games of the first-place Braves for the first time since May 31.


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