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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Gattis, Freeman lead Braves past Twins 5-4 in 10th

The Braves have a problem: They can’t hold late inning leads because all their non-Kimbrel relievers keep getting hurt.

The Braves have a solution to their problem: More Evan Gattis pinch hit home runs.

Evan Gattis just keeps coming through for the Atlanta Braves.

The rookie hit a two-out, pinch-hit homer in the ninth to send the game to extra innings and Freddie Freeman won it in the 10th, sending the Braves to their fifth straight win, 5-4 over the slumping Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.

Brian White Posted: May 22, 2013 at 08:52 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: braves, evan gattis, pinch-hit dingers, twins

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   1. DA Baracus Posted: May 22, 2013 at 11:33 AM (#4449581)
Of course it's impossible to keep it up, but he's 4-6 with 3 HRs (one game tying, two game winning) as a pinch hitter. Just adds to the story.
   2. Rickey! something like a pipe-bomb ready to blow Posted: May 22, 2013 at 11:37 AM (#4449586)
I will take my chances with Gattis vs a two pitch reliever's fastball every time.
   3. DA Baracus Posted: May 22, 2013 at 12:34 PM (#4449642)
I will take my chances with Gattis vs a two pitch reliever's fastball every time.


Absolutely. And his 2nd and 3rd time through the order.
   4. bunyon Posted: May 22, 2013 at 01:08 PM (#4449670)
Sure could have used him in 1991.

I just can't read "Braves" "Twins" and "10th inning" and be happy about anything.
   5. Danny Posted: May 22, 2013 at 01:14 PM (#4449679)
Of course it's impossible to keep it up, but he's 4-6 with 3 HRs (one game tying, two game winning) as a pinch hitter. Just adds to the story.

Remarkably, three guys have hit 3 pinch hit HRs in fewer at bats: Ted Williams was 3 for 5 with 3 HRs in 1957, Adam Dunn was 3 for 4 with 3 HRs in 2003, and Steve Henderson was 4 for 4 with 3 HRs and a triple in 1978.
   6. DA Baracus Posted: May 22, 2013 at 01:18 PM (#4449685)
Remarkably, three guys have hit 3 pinch hit HRs in fewer at bats: Ted Williams was 3 for 5 with 3 HRs in 1957, Adam Dunn was 3 for 4 with 3 HRs in 2003, and Steve Henderson was 4 for 4 with 3 HRs and a triple in 1978.


That's pretty good company.
   7. DA Baracus Posted: May 22, 2013 at 01:30 PM (#4449713)
What did I say.
   8. DL from MN Posted: May 22, 2013 at 08:48 PM (#4450107)
Jack Morris could get Evan Gattis out.
   9. WillYoung Posted: May 22, 2013 at 09:14 PM (#4450131)
Jack Morris could get Evan Gattis out.


Jack Morris, right now, at age fifty-whatever, would be the Twins best starting pitcher.

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