San Diego Padres outfielder Justin Upton just came up with a catch of the year candidate as he robbed Andrew McCutchen of a home run.

It’s funny how fate repays you sometimes.

One moment you’re a hero after saving a crew-member of the home stadium from being engulfed by a tarp, and the next thing you know your moon-shot of a hit provides somebody else a chance to play role of superman.

For Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen, that’s exactly what happened to him tonight.

During the Pirates game between the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night, the nasty elements forced a rain delay. This is where McCutchen and friends came up huge.

Once one of the crew-members got stuck in the tarp. McCutchen and teammate Sean Rodriguez helped save the day.

Then, after play resumed, McCutchen hit a deep bomb with a man on base in the bottom of the fifth-inning.

This is where Padres outfielder Justin Upton swooped in to make a potential catch of the year highlight, robbing the Pirates star of a clear home run (above video).

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