Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. DA Baracus, Braves Travel Agent 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! Filipino Diving Team 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, Braves Travel Agent 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, Braves Travel Agent 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, Braves Travel Agent 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.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
BDC
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 2016 August 22: Baseball has much to teach us about politics
(1011 - 11:52pm, Aug 28)
Last: Delorians

NewsblogOmnichatter 08-28-2016
(173 - 11:33pm, Aug 28)
Last: Random Transaction Generator

NewsblogHow model for Yankees’ vision shows lightning-rebuild hope | New York Post
(33 - 11:28pm, Aug 28)
Last: zonk

NewsblogStrained relations? Irate Hammel not happy with Maddon | Chicago Sun-Times
(26 - 10:22pm, Aug 28)
Last: zonk

NewsblogSunday Notes: Jessica Mendoza, Stubby Clapp, Strahm, McGuire, more | FanGraphs Baseball
(6 - 9:22pm, Aug 28)
Last: Omineca Greg

Newsblog2016 NFL thread
(18 - 9:07pm, Aug 28)
Last: PASTE Transcends Almost All Generations (Zeth)

NewsblogThe Diamondbacks’ flexible philosophies
(13 - 9:06pm, Aug 28)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

NewsblogIndians' Brandon Guyer is hit-by-pitch king | indians.com
(18 - 9:01pm, Aug 28)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogGoold: Cardinals choose to share 'C' | stltoday.com
(1 - 9:00pm, Aug 28)
Last: Cblau

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1996 Ballot
(3 - 8:46pm, Aug 28)
Last: OCF

NewsblogSanchez Fastest In MLB History To 11 HRs
(16 - 8:14pm, Aug 28)
Last: Joe Bivens, Floundering Pumpkin

Sox TherapyThoughts on Andrew Benintendi
(39 - 7:34pm, Aug 28)
Last: Cmax Sox the Box that Rocks?

NewsblogOzzie Albies might not get September callup | braves.com
(3 - 6:38pm, Aug 28)
Last: Rickey! Filipino Diving Team

NewsblogMLB ambassador Billy Bean spreads inclusion message
(1 - 5:00pm, Aug 28)
Last: Captain Supporter

NewsblogOmnichatter 8-27-16
(64 - 2:59pm, Aug 28)
Last: Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™

Page rendered in 0.1436 seconds
47 querie(s) executed