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The offering was well out of the strike zone, a 96-mph fastball on a 1-1 count from the Nationals' Stephen Strasburg. The right-hander ran it up toward Evan Gattis' shoulders, the kind of pitch that batters can embarrass themselves just trying to catch up to.
The Braves rookie rose out of his low crouch and planted his front foot. The 6-foot-4, 240 pounder took a wide cut upward and muscled the ball into left field for a two-run home run, his fourth of the season during Atlanta's 3-1 win Saturday in Washington, D.C.
"The guy is up there hacking, I threw one up at his neck and he tomahawks it out," Strasburg said. "You don't face a guy like that (every day). I don't really have any book to go off of."
Strasburg isn't alone.
The 26-year-old catcher, who before this season had never played above Double-A ball, is now hitting .324 with 10 RBI and a 1.120 OPS in 34 at-bats. He has as many home runs as the Royals and Rays and two more than ...
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Have you heard of Evan Gattis yet? If not you will. Also, if not, you haven't been watching baseball. He is only ranked second in the National League in OPS behind, you guessed it, another Brave Justin Upton. Gattis incredible start to the season has made many forget about Brian McCann. You know, the six-time All-Star who has been catching games for the Braves for...
Here are three things we learned from Atlanta's 3-1 road victory over Washington on Saturday, as the Braves baseball's first 10-win team clinched a series victory over the Nationals:
1. Evan Gattis is one more 'Three Cuts' mention from earning a free sub sandwich
What's more is left to say about the brawny Braves rookie who already has one of the coolest...
Bonus notes from our MLB on Fox broadcast of the Braves-Nationals game on Saturday . . .
Before each of the first two games of this series, Braves rookie catcher Evan Gattis sat quietly at his locker, wearing headphones, staring at his iPad and studying opposing pitchers.
"I look at all the pitchers getting hit," Gattis said, laughing. "I don't want to see ...
On August 21, 2010 the Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg tore his ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his pitching arm and needed Tommy John surgery to repair it. That meant that Strasburg — the only real hope DC sports fans had seen in two decades — was going to miss the 2011 season and possibly more. Strasburg returned in 2012 to have a near Cy Young year and help...
1 Braves 11-1 1
Evan Gattis is more than making up for the loss of Brian McCann on both sides of the plate. The rookie has helped the Braves roll into the top spot with three series sweeps in a row, including one over the highly touted Nationals.
2 Giants 9-4 -1
Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum might be having rough starts, but the rest of the team has been there to pick them up. Barry...
Tim Hudson pitched seven innings of four-hit ball, Evan Gattis homered, and the Atlanta Braves beat Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals 3-1 Saturday for their eighth straight victory.
Hudson (2-0) allowed one run, walked none and struck out three in improving his lifetime record against Washington to 15-5. Not only did the right-hander outpitch Strasburg, but he also...
Updated by HoJo on 4/16
Mets manager Terry Collins said he did not plan to disrupt the throwing schedule for Matt Harvey regardless of postponements in Denver. So Harvey continues to be in line for Friday’s game against the Washington Nationals, who are expected to start Stephen Strasburg in the series opener at Citi Field.
Original Post by Ed Leyro on 4/15
Although not nearly...
Although not nearly as grandiose as this historic matchup, Stephen Strasburg vs. Matt Harvey promises to be Must See TV.
Matt Harvey almost made history on Saturday for the Mets, coming within seven outs of pitching the franchise’s second no-hitter. Although he didn’t keep the Twins hitless, he did keep them behind the Mets all day en route to his third consecutive victory...