• Gattis' slam powers Braves' sixth straight win

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated May 22, 2013
    Gattis did it again Wednesday, hitting his first career grand slam. B.J. The slam was set up by Gattis' ability to work the count on Worley, who threw only 55 of his 91 pitches for strikes, walked two batters and hit two others one of them Gattis an inning earlier. "It's a little weird," the 26-year-old Gattis said. "I'm not used to that yet." "I like to get the hitters, especially in those RBI situations, to swing the bat," said Manager Fredi Gonzalez of the green light given Gattis. "He missed outside with two sliders then a fastball on the outside corner that could have gone either way, and that might have changed the at-bat," Gattis recalled of the plate appearance, which came with two out and followed a bloop single to center by Jason Heyward and a five-pitch walk to Freddie Freeman. On Saturday, his two-run pitch-hit home run in the eighth inning helped the Braves rally past for the Dodgers for a 3-1 win. It went well, at least initially, as Rasmus finished the inning with a routine fly ball and his first career strikeout of Chris Colabello.
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