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Jon Jay made a pretty incredible leaping catch today

Oct 8, 2012, 9:44 PM EDT

The Cardinals ended up blowing out the Nationals 12-4 in Game 2 of the NLDS in St. Louis today, but Jon Jay‘s leaping catch in the top of the sixth inning came at a point where the game was far from decided. Heck, even without context, it was a pretty fantastic catch.

Only a few feet over and Jay would have been sucked into the Tony La Russa abyss, a deep and infinite chasm full of double-switches and left-handed specialists. Maybe next time.

  1. cardsfanindelaware - Oct 9, 2012 at 6:41 AM

    That is what you could call a rally killer!!

  2. stex52 - Oct 9, 2012 at 8:23 AM

    Great catch, especially keeping his concentration going into the wall.

  3. pdowdy83 - Oct 9, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    That catch was the deal sealer for the Cardinals. The inning before Zimmerman and Laroche went back to back and Desmond just missed another home run flying out to the warning track to end the inning. First pitch of the next inning was smacked to the wall and had he not made that catch Espinosa would have easily been standing on 3rd with no outs. Hell of a play there.

  4. blues1988 - Oct 9, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    i think the craziest part about the catch is how he watches the ball, then at the last second checks the wall then somehow gets his eyes directly back on the ball and makes the grab. great catch and great game for john jay!

  5. shawndc04 - Oct 9, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    As a Nats fan, great catch. It reminds me of the one that Dwayne Wise made to save Buerhle’s perfectomundo.

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