No. 5: September 4, 2016 — Jason Heyward‘s three RBI, walk-off vs Giants
In 2014, it was the year of the rookie for this Chicago Cubs team. Just a year later, walk-offs seemed to be the headline of their 97 win season. Not to mention a trip to the NLCS after defeating Jason Heyward’s St. Louis Cardinals.
Just a few months following his elimination from the postseason, Heyward agreed to a massive eight-year deal with the Cubs. He began his career with the Atlanta Braves and hit his first career homer off Carlos Zambrano.
Fast forward a few years later and now he’s representing this organization. Possibly for the remainder of his career.
Admittedly, Cubs fans have been harsh towards Heyward throughout the season. All because he struggled in the batter’s box from time-to-time but we didn’t necessarily sign him for his bat. Heyward is more of a defensive cornerstone to add to Chicago’s list of potential Gold Glove winners.
Consider him the anchor of this defense. However, September 4th was different. Heyward accounted for all three Cubs runs. Jason finished 3-for-6 with base knocks in the fourth, ninth, and 12th innings.
Great day for Jason who deserved the offensive spotlight.