Here are three observations from the Braves' 8-0 win against the Marlins Wednesday night to complete the series sweep:
1. Evan Gattis is going to force the Braves to make a decision
The batting practice power was one thing and the spring training statistics were another. But it's hard to imagine even the Braves organization expected such an immediate payoff by adding catcher (and folk hero) Gattis to the 25-man roster. In short, he's been sensational, one of the best stories in baseball.
The 26-year-old rookie went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and a walk in the series finale in Miami he now has three homers in 25 plate appearances, one of the highest rates in the league. That's an unbelievable leap from working at a pizza joint, as a lift operator, at a ski lodge, as a janitor and, especially, battling through rehab. His journey has been extensive and well-documented, but the rewards for his return to baseball have proven the choice to be wise up to this point.
But now, A...