Manager Fredi Gonzalez marveled at it during the Braves recent homestand. And it was pretty well on display last night in the series opener against the Phillies. Jason Heyward is a threat to score, simply standing on first base.

By my tally, Heyward has scored from first base five times in the Braves' past five games. He scored the first four of those runs on doubles, but last night he managed to score from first on a single by Brian McCann which handcuffed Nate Schierhotlz in right field. Heyward was off to the races.

"We were talking about the guy scoring from first on a double, now he's scoring from first on a base hit," Gonzalez said after the game last night. "It was unbelievable. He played until the whistle blew. Schierholtz misplays that line drive and he gets in no man's land there and he doesn't stop running and he scores easy from first base."