Found May 25, 2013 on
New York Mets
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.
With rain starting to fall heavily, Gattis put Atlanta up 5-3 with a bases-loaded single off Greg Burke. The Mets tied it in a wet and wild bottom half, taking advantage of center fielder B.J. Upton's error on Daniel Murphy's RBI single and scoring on a wild pitch by Anthony Varvaro.
The game was suspended after a 75-minute delay.
Varvaro could be seen struggling to get a good grip on the ball throughout the inning, repeatedly rubbing his hand on his jersey and pants. Catcher Brian McCann even visited Varvaro to calm him down.
The tarp was brought out after Rick Ankiel struck out to end the eigh...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
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...
“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...
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...
Taking three cuts as the Braves and Mets were halted with the game tied 5-5 in the ninth inning at Citi Field.
1. See you Saturday
Thanks to Evan Gattis' latest pinch-hit heroics (more on that later), the Braves looked poised to continue their dominance over the Mets.
Then the bottom of the eighth inning happened.
With a steady downpour and Anthony Varvaro on the mound holding...
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...
Friday's Braves-Mets game, which was suspended with the score tied at5-5 after eight innings, will continue on FOX Sports Southat 6 p.m. ET Saturday.
The game will feature Joe Simpson joining the SNY team ofKevin Burkhardt and Keith Hernandez.
The second game of the three-game series will be seen nationally on FOXat 7:15 p.m.
The Braves led 5-3 going into the bottom of the eighth...
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...