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“Bear” Gattis’ heroics helped the Braves sweep their 6-game homestand.
With back-to-back sweeps of the Dodgers and the Twins, the Braves face off against an old nemesis, the New York Mets, this weekend with nothing but confidence. As they displayed in the final game of the series, the Braves can put all of their bench players in the lineup to give some of the regular starters a rest and they still dominate. They’ve proven time and time again that they can send anyone from their ace Tim Hudson to the rookie Julio Teheran to the mound and get results. They’re gaining confidence in the new-look bullpen, with Luis Avilan and Anthony Varvaro picking up more and more of the work and Cory Gearrin coming into his own as one of the better relievers in the National League. Right now, despite adversity, the Braves are winning baseball games and reminding the rest of the league that they are a force to be reckoned with.
In game 1 of the series, Julio Teheran went to the mound and showed the Twi...
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Atlanta Braves rookie folk hero Evan Gattis was dressed up as a polar bear for an MLB Fan Cave video. Find out the origins of Gattis' legend here.
11 Alive ran a story on last night's 11:00 news that Gattis fans will enjoy.
11 Alive.com: TELLING THE STORY: The search for Evan Gattis (different story in that link than the video above)
I haven't paid to subscribe to myajc.com (and I'm not sure if I will, we'll see), so I appreciate Mark Bradley sharing part of a story behind the curtain...
Several weeks ago, in one of my award-winning Watch This pieces (it received Best New Artist at last weekend’s Billboard Music Awards), I commented on how Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis was my favorite story of the 2013 Major League Baseball season thus far. Gattis was brought on by the BARVES as a potential fill-in at catcher while Brian McCann recovered from his offseason...
The Evan Gattis Legend continues to grow. The New York Mets and the Big Apple experienced baseball’s newest sensation, Friday night, Atlanta Braves rookie Evan Gattis. In what is now becoming a very familiar scene, Gattis strode to the plate Friday night in another key, late inning moment. The Braves and Mets were tied 3-3 in the top of the eighth, and with two runners on base...
As Evan Gattis was rounding the bases, soaking up the cheers from his first grand slam, he noticed the song blaring triumphantly from the speakers at Turner Field.
The theme from ''The Natural.''
Did he get the correlation?
''There goes Roy Hobbs,'' Gattis said, chuckling at the thought of being compared to the mythical figure played on screen by...
ATLANTA Around Memorial Day weekend, there are three baseline measures for determining if a balanced ballclub is on the path to 90-plus wins without figuratively breaking a sweat.
1. Dominate opponents at home.
2. Be consistently good against division foes.
3. Show little mercy against baseball's proverbial weaklings especially during Interleague play.
On Wednesday, the...
ATLANTA -- Taking three cuts after the Braves' 8-3 win over the Twins at Turner Field on Wednesday.
1. No McCann? No J. Upton? No Simmons? No problem
With a number of the Braves' starters out following Tuesday night's extra-innings, rain-delayed win manager Fredi Gonzalez sat some of his starters for the noon start, including Brain McCann, Justin Upton and Andrelton...
Evan Gattis kept up an amazing rookie season with his first grand slam, B.J. Upton and Ramiro Pena also homered, and the Atlanta Braves finished off a sweep of the woeful Minnesota Twins with a 8-3 rout on Wednesday.
The Braves stretched their winning streak to six games with their second straight series sweep, making things easy for starter Paul Maholm (6-4). The left-hander held...
Tuesday night after Evan Gattis smashed a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth against the Twins to tie the game, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez talked about his need to get Gattis into the line-up. “We’ve got to either figure out a way to get to the American League where we can play him more, or for me to figure out a way to play him someplace,” Gonzalez said...
Evan Gattis had a two-run, pinch-hit single in the top of the eighth, then the Mets rallied to tie it in a downpour in the bottom half before the Atlanta Braves and New York were suspended by rain with the score 5-5 Friday night.
The teams will resume play with none out in the top of the ninth inning on Saturday at 6:10 p.m. The regularly scheduled game is set to start 7:15 p.m...
I don't intend to make every blog post about Ike Davis. I really don't. But here's what I want to discuss about Ike from Friday's suspended game:
So in the top of the eighth inning, Evan Gattis comes up for the Braves. Now if your address is 385 Under A Rock, Evan Gattis is a beast of a man. He looks like a child took the most muscular parts of every action figure...
The surging Atlanta Braves have thrived at home, but haven't enjoyed the same success on the road.
Fortunately for them, the slumping New York Mets haven't held much of a home-field advantage.
Seeking a seventh straight win, the Braves look for their momentum to carry over to the road when they face a Mets team hoping to avoid a seventh consecutive home loss Friday night...