In a 4-1 Atlanta win tempered by a scary injury to one of its top players, the Braves once again proved they can bounce back from adversity. Here are three observations from the game:
1. Chris Johnson provided some silver lining on a difficult day for the Braves organization
On a day where star outfielder Jason Heyward was sent to the hospital (more on that in a minute) and hittingfirst base coach Terry Pendleton left the game after finding out about the passing of his sister, Debra Bradford, Braves third baseman Chris Johnson allowed the team to walk out of Citi Field with a win.
Johnson, who, along with many of his teammates, struggled throughout the afternoon, delivered the game-winning, three-run home run in the 10th inning to hand the Braves their 12th extra-inning win this season, second-most in baseball.
"Just looking hard, just looking for something out over the plate," Johnson said of his 10th home run of the year. "I had a tough day today before that at-bat, so honest...