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Approaching the plate in the bottom of the ninth-inning with the Atlanta Braves losing 3-4, pinch-hitter Evan Gattis would slug a go-ahead solo home-run to left field, evening the score 4-4 and sending the game to extra-innings.
The go-ahead home run was Gattis’ third home run in nine pinch-hit at-bats this season.
The Atlanta rookie catcher is now hitting .254 with nine home runs and 23 RBI in 36 games this season, who has seen limited action this past week with the recent return of Brian McCann from the DL.
Braves closer Craig Kimbrel would pitch a scoreless top of the tenth-inning, deferring to the Atlanta offense in the bottom of the inning.
Following a double by Jason Heyward and an intentional walk to Justin Upton, Freddie Freeman would single to right field, scoring Heyward and winning the game for the Braves.
The Braves have now won five games in a row and improve to a 27-18 record, maintaining a four game lead over the Washington Nationals in the NL East standings.
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The Atlanta Braves return home this week could be described as little other than a rousing success. The Braves just completed an 8-3 win over the Twins to complete their sweep of the team from Minnesota. This, after a 3 game dismantling of the Dodgers. Today’s story: Evan Gattis, who clubbed a 4th inning grand slam.
As the winter months unfolded, Atlanta Braves beat writer...
Evan Gattis has not disappointed Tuesday night Evan Gattis came through again for the Braves, driving a Glenn Perkins slider into the left field seats with two out in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game, 4-4. Gattis has hit nine home runs this season, four have been tying or go-head shots in the eighth inning or later. Whenever a player comes on the scene and has immediate...
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 Atlanta Braves don’t need Justin Upton (DNP – rest) as rookie sensation C/OF Evan Gattis clears the bases with an opposite field grand slam! Video courtesy of MLB.com:
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ATLANTA -- Taking three hits after the Braves' 5-4, 10-inning, rain-delayed win over the Twins at Turner Field on Tuesday night.
1. Gattis happened. Again
We've become all too accustomed to astounding feats when it comes to Evan Gattis, the Braves rookiejob-hopper extraordinairefolk-hero-in-the-making. But this is getting ridiculous.
Three days after he came off the bench...
Evan Gattis has not disappointed
Tuesday night Evan Gattis came through again for the Braves, driving a Glenn Perkins slider into the left field seats with two out in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game, 4-4. Gattis has hit nine home runs this season, four have been tying or go-head shots in the eighth inning or later.
Whenever a player comes on the scene and has immediate...
Evan Gattis just keeps coming through for the Atlanta Braves.
The rookie hit a two-out, pinch-hit homer in the ninth to send the game to extra innings and Freddie Freeman won it in the 10th, sending the Braves to their fifth straight win, 5-4 over the slumping Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
Freeman blooped a two-out single off Brian Duensing (0-1) to bring home Jason Heyward...
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...
Evan Gattis hit a two-out, pinch-hit homer in the ninth to send the game to extra innings and Freddie Freeman won it in the 10th, sending the Atlanta Braves to their fifth straight win, 5-4 over the slumping Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
Freeman blooped a two-out single off Brian Duensing (0-1) to bring home Jason Heyward, handing the Twins their seventh straight loss.
ATLANTA As media members jostled for position around Freddie Freeman and Evan Gattis, the Braves' late-inning stars against the Twins Tuesday night, Brian McCann's whereabouts remained unclear.
The team's catcher was coming off one of his best games since returning from shoulder rehab, but there was no one there clamoring for a quote.
And yet it was McCann who, in...
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...