By Joe Lucia, The Outside Corner

In the top of the sixth inning of Monday's NL Division Series game between the Nationals and Cardinals, St Louis center fielder Jon Jay made a pretty incredible catch in center field. Washington second baseman Danny Espinosa hit a drive to deep left center, and Jay immediately got on his horse tracking the ball to the wall. Without a moment to even time his jump, Jay threw himself up and at the wall, caught the ball, and smashed face first into the wall, managing to hold on to the ball and record the out.

Jay's catch didn't exactly save the game, with the Cardinals leading 7-4 at the time, but it did give the Cardinals a memorable postseason moment an tacked another clip onto Jay's highlight reel, which is growing more robust by the day.


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  • Jon Jay, Allen Craig

    St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig, right, gets a hug from teammate Jon Jay after hitting a solo home run during the third inning in Game 2 of baseball's National League division series against the Washington Nationals, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in St. Louis.

  • Christian Garcia

    St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Christian Garcia throws during the first inning of Game 2 of the National League division baseball series against the Washington Nationals, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in St. Louis.

  • St. Louis Cardinals

    A fan cheers during the first inning of Game 2 of the National League division baseball series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Nationals, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in St. Louis.

  • Ian Desmond

    Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond, top, slides home past St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, bottom right, to score on a single by Jordan Zimmermann during the second inning of Game 2 of the National League division baseball series, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in St. Louis.

  • Allen Craig

    St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig hits a solo home run during the third inning in Game 2 of baseball's National League division series against the Washington Nationals, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in St. Louis.

  • Jordan Zimmermann, Kurt Suzuki

    Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann, left, talks with catcher Kurt Suzuki as they walk off the field at the end of the second inning in Game 2 of baseball's National League division series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in St. Louis.

  • Jaime Garcia

    St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia throws during the first inning in Game 2 of the National League division baseball series against the Washington Nationals, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in St. Louis.

  • Bryce Harper

    Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper bats during the first inning in Game 2 of the National League division baseball series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in St. Louis.

  • Jaime Garcia

    St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia throws during the first inning in Game 2 of the National League division baseball series against the Washington Nationals, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in St. Louis.

  • Yadier Molina, Ian Desmond

    Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond, right, scores on a single by Jordan Zimmermann as St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, left, looks for the throw during the second inning in Game 2 of baseball's National League division series, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in St. Louis.

  • Jordan Zimmermann

    Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann throws during the second inning in Game 2 of baseball's National League division series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in St. Louis.

  • Daniel Descalso

    St. Louis Cardinals' Daniel Descalso hits an RBI single to score Yadier Molina during the second inning in Game 2 of baseball's National League division series against the Washington Nationals, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in St. Louis.

  • Jordan Zimmermann

    Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann warms up before Game 2 of the National League division baseball series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in St. Louis.

  • Jayson Werth

    Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth chases after an RBI double hit by St. Louis Cardinals' David Freese during the second inning of Game 2 of the National League division baseball series, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in St. Louis. Allen Craig scored on the hit.

  • Jordan Zimmermann

    Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann watches as a solo home run by St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig leaves the park during the third inning in Game 2 of baseball's National League division series, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in St. Louis.

  • Jordan Zimmermann, Allen Craig

    St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig, left, rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run off Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann during the third inning in Game 2 of baseball's National League division series, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in St. Louis.

  • Matt Holliday

    St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday catches a fly ball for the out on Washington Nationals' Jayson Werth during the second inning of Game 2 of the National League division baseball series, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in St. Louis.