Found June 17, 2013 on Atlanta Bullpen:
For only the second time in the past seven games, Braves rookie Evan Gattis will get a start.  Gattis will bat fifth and catch against the New York Mets and their starter, Dillon Gee, Monday night. Gattis did not start a game in the just completed weekend series against the San Francisco Giants.  His last start was five days ago against the Padres in San Diego. Despite winning the NL Rookie of the Month for both April and May, Gattis has only had 21 at bats in June.  When you prorate the numbers, that is well under the 76 at bats Gattis had in April and the 63 he had in May. Even though he didn’t start against the Giants this past weekend, Gattis had perhaps the key at bat in the series.  With the Braves down 5-4 in the ninth inning Saturday night, Gattis strode to the plate with one out and nobody on.  Sergio Romo, the Giants closer, then proceeded to pitch Gattis very carefully which resulted in a five pitch walk. Reed Johnson pinch ran for Gattis and scored the tying run.  Then B...

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Sunday’s game against the San Francisco Giants marks the third game in a row and fifth in the last six that power hitting Braves catcher/left fielder/first baseman Evan Gattis did not start.  During the Braves four game losing streak that ended Saturday night, Gattis started only one game. Gattis didn’t start Saturday night’s game against the Giants, but came in and was instrumental...

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Atlanta Braves rookie slugger Evan Gattis has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique strain.  Gattis sustained the injury on a check swing in the seventh inning Monday night against the Mets. Tuesday morning Gattis told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “It just grabbed me on my right side. I didn’t think I could hit again. Catching, I was loose, warming, and...

B.J. and Justin Upton collide in the outfield

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GIF: Braves’ Evan Gattis breaks bat over his back

Tweet There’s a white bear roaming Turner Field on hot summer Atlanta nights. El Oso Blanco wears an Atlanta Braves uniform marked with number 24 and the name Gattis. Rookie Evan Gattis has a certain legend around him. After taking four years off from baseball after high school, he found his way back to the [...]

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GIF: Upton Brothers collide in outfield on fly ball; B.J. gives Justin playful shove afterward

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Braves place Gattis on 15-day DL with strained oblique

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves have placed catcher Evan Gattis on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique. The Braves announced the move before Tuesday's doubleheader against the New York Mets. Infielder Tyler Pastornicky was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett. Gattis injured himself on his final at-bat of a 2-1 victory over the Mets on Monday night. Brian McCann...

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Braves place Evan Gattis on DL with oblique strain

The Atlanta Braves have placed Evan Gattis on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique, according to Mark Bowman of To replace Gattis on the roster, the Braves recalled infielder Tyler Pastornicky from Triple-A. Gattis was the Braves' catcher for last night's rain-delayed contest against the New York Mets. His injury wasn't revealed until this...

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SF Giants lineup: Giants play for the .500 road trip

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Braves 6, Giants 5

Freddie Freeman's bases-loaded, line-drive single off closer Sergio Romo capped a two-run rally in the ninth that lifted the Atlanta Braves to a 6-5 win over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday. B.J. Upton hit two homers off Chad Gaudin, but the Braves trailed 5-4 entering the ninth. Romo (3-3) walked pinch-hitter Evan Gattis, who was replaced by pinch-runner Reed Johnson...


At least the Mets had the decency to lose in nine innings after a four hour rain delay. So much for your imaginary concept of "momentum". I don't suppose there's a chance that the Braves could acquire Carlos Marmol in the next few minutes? The Mets could now go 0-3 in a span of 24 hours thanks to Freddie Freeman's walk-off dinger off Dillon Gee...
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