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Evan Gattis and Major League Baseball need one set of rules

The Houston Astros have a crucial three-game series this weekend that will decide their playoff fate. Baseball’s biggest surprise team currently holds a tenuous grasp on the second American League Wild Card spot. They are just a half-game ahead of the Los Angeles Angels as they head to square off with the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Unfortunately for the Astros, there is a...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Gattis hit a one-handed homer

Houston Astros DH Evan Gattis has a *ton* of power – and that power was in full display during Houston’s blowout loss to the Ranger on Wednesday night. In the eighth inning, Gattis hit a one-handed homer off of Andrew Faulkner…while swinging with one hand. Gattis is setting career-highs across the board this season, in runs, hits, triples (incredibly), homers, walks, strikeouts...
Via The Outside Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Gattis hits home run with one hand (video)

Houston Astros slugger Evan Gattis has come on strong in the second half of the season, and has hit 23 home runs and driven in 77 more. He gets a lot of power behind his swing, which was evidenced by what he did in Wednesday night’s game against the Texas Rangers. During one particular at-bat, Gattis’ bottom hand slipped off the bat. But everything was cool, as he used the other...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Gattis hits 2-run HR with one-handed swing (Video)

Houston Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis displayed some impressive strength by hitting a two-run homer with a one-handed swing during the eighth inning of Wednesday night's game against Texas. Gattis, a right-handed batter, lost the grip of his bat with his left hand while following through on the swing with his right hand, yet was still able to connect with the first pitch of...
Via Holdout Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Evan Gattis hits HR with only one hand

Never trust a man who doesn’t wear batting gloves. Don’t believe us? Take a look at the home run Houston Astros catcher Evan Gattis hit Wednesday and you’ll understand why. After Gattis’ top hand slipped off the bat mid-swing, he somehow managed to complete his smooth stroke and launch a pitch from Texas Rangers reliever Andrew Faulkner into the stratosphere. See? Definitely...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Gattis is almost unrecognizable

I’ve written about a few changes like this lately. I wrote about Ryan Goins, whose hot streak coincided with a new unwillingness to swing the bat. I wrote about Joey Votto, whose Bonds-esque second half has come with greater discipline and a preference for very particular strikes. In Goins’ case, the analysis was done in response to improved performance. In Votto’s case, the...
Via Fangraphs
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Gattis Hits Two Home Runs To Lead Houston Astros Over Yankees For 71st Win

Hump Day was a good day for Evan Gattis and the Houston Astros. Led by a pair of home runs hit by Gattis the Astros beat the Yankees 6-2. It gave the team it's 71st win of the season, and gave them more wins than they had last season and the most since 2010 when they won 76 (a total they can surpass easily before the season is over).With two home runs Gattis is now tied for the league...
Via FatManWriting
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Evan Gattis tumbles after tripping over bullpen mound (Video)

Evan Gattis took a big tumble as he tripped on the bullpen mound chasing a foul ball during the seventh inning of Tuesday night's game in San Francisco. The Houston Astros left fielder had his eyes on the baseball as he was running full speed when the bullpen mound came up to bite him. However, Gattis took it well after being taken down, as he had a big smile on his face.AT&...
Via Holdout Sports
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Evan Gattis done in Atlanta?

Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis was behind the plate for the Braves' season finale against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. However, with some recent suspicion about his future, could that have been his last game with the club? #493812085 / This is according to a report by David O'Brien for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Gattis will...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves news: Brian McCann moves on to New York

The development that most Braves’ fans were expecting to hit the newswire came to fruition on Saturday afternoon, as it was announced that longtime Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann had agreed to terms on a 5-year, $85 million deal with the New York Yankees. The deal also includes a vesting option for a sixth year that would push the contract’s value to $100 million. McCann...
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

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