ATLANTA As media members jostled for position around Freddie Freeman and Evan Gattis, the Braves' late-inning stars against the Twins Tuesday night, Brian McCann's whereabouts remained unclear.
The team's catcher was coming off one of his best games since returning from shoulder rehab, but there was no one there clamoring for a quote.
And yet it was McCann who, in large part, carried the day for the Atlanta offense until the bullpen relinquished a small lead in the eighth, paving the way for Gattis' third pinch-hit home run and Freeman's walk-off bloop single. The 28-year-old finished 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI.
Those types of performances usually warrant interview buzz, but on the night of a rain delay and an extra inning, McCann made it out without talking about his fast start, his health or the competition he's being given by the team's ninth-inning miracle worker (Gattis).
Even his manager, Fredi Gonzalez, appeared mildly surprised there was no mention of h...