ATLANTA -- Chris Johnson's mindset was simple.
"You go up there thinking, 'Alright, you want me, you got me,'" he said.
The Indians' Joe Smith walked All-Star Freddie Freeman with one on, two outs and the score tied 2-2 in the bottom of the ninth Wednesday at Turner Field to get to Johnson.
Hitless in his first four plate appearances, Johnson was down 1-2 but worked Smith in a six-pitch at-bat, driving a 91-mph sinker to left field to score Jordan Schafer and give the Braves their 21st walk-off win -- and the first of Johnson's career.
"All my at-bats were a battle tonight," he said. "If I get down to two strikes I try to ground it out as best as possible, stay on the ball and put something hard in play and it went through."
Here are three observations from the Braves' win.
1. Schafer is providing the spark the lineup has needed
He broke immediately and as Johnson's line drive flew past shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera's outstretched glove hand and skipped into left field, Schafer...