Found October 04, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:
Your browser does not support iframes. The Atlanta Braves were faced with a difficult task when they drew Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 of the NLDS, and errors from Evan Gattis certainly didn’t help them. Gattis made two bad mistakes in the second inning that hurt his team. Gattis cost the Braves a run in […]
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