Jason Heyward might be struggling at the plate this season, but he still has a hell of an arm.
During the top of the fourth inning in Wednesday’s New York Mets-Chicago Cubs rubber match, Heyward made a defensive play that was just spectacular. Heyward nailed James Loney at the plate with 2 outs to save a run and preserve the Cubs 3-0 lead.
Check out the throw:
Jason Heyward throws out James Loney at home. pic.twitter.com/HsEN5u1xf0
— ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD_) July 20, 2016
Impressive, right? Here’s something even more impressive about the throw:
Jason Heywards throw home clocked at 98.9 MPH ???@cubs
— Daren Willman (@darenw) July 20, 2016
Oof. It’s a good thing Heyward’s defense is still really, really good.