When Jason Heyward gunned down Rick Ankiel at second base Friday night it was his career-high sixth outfield assist of the season and his third in nine games. He nailed Jason Kubel at the plate to save Jair Jurrjens a run on Thursday night, and nabbed Mark Teixeira at home to save Tim Hudson a run at Yankee Stadium on June 19. Heyward's previous career-high was five assists during his standout 2010 rookie season.
Outfield assists piling up for Heyward
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Jul 1