Jason Heyward had a big, big weekend. After a day on Saturday in which he went 2 for 3 with two walks with Tim Lincecum on the bump, he had a big hand in getting the Braves the sweep on the road in San Francisco. Heyward hit a bomb that was well over 450 feet to give the Braves a 5-2 lead. He hit this off Jeremy Affeldt, a tough lefthander.
The Giants didn’t go down without a fight, scoring three runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to take a 6-5 lead. Like clockwork, Dan Uggla hit his 5th home run of the year to tie the game at 6-6 in the top of the 8th. The Braves waited out the Giants for a few more innings and in the top of the 10th inning they picked up three runs–two of the runs plated coming on a Nate Mclouth single.
The more I think about it, I see Jason Heyward as the next 50 home run guy in baseball. I know some might think I’m getting ahead of myself in saying that, but I think it’s coming. I think he’ll find his way to about 35 this season, and next year or the year after he’ll hit over 50 home runs.