ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Cardinals first year manager Mike Matheny doesn't know all the particulars of how voting for the Gold Gloves work. But he knows his center fielder Jon Jay should be among those getting serious consideration for the award.
In his first full season as the Cardinals every day center fielder, Jay has continued to impress with highlight reel catches on a seemingly nightly basis. But whether or not the 27-year-old has been around long enough for others to notice remains to be seen.
"I'll lobby for him however I can," Matheny said recently. "I've been more than impressed."
Jay has made at least four running catches near the wall in the past few weeks and continues to track down balls in the gaps with ease. He made a nice running catch Monday night in Pittsburgh near the wall in right-center despite starting on the left field side of center when the pitch was thrown.
Working against the left-handed Jay is the fact that he missed a month earlier in the season while on th...