Sunday, August 29, 2010

Brian McCann: Walk-Off Homer? Wait...Yes!

The Atlanta Braves had it handed to them all day long Sunday. They trailed the Florida Marlins all afternoon, and after seven innings the 'Fish' led 6-1. Braves starter Derek Lowe did just as his compatriot, Tommy Hanson, did Friday night. He failed to remember his team is in a tight pennant race, thus failing to record enough outs in relation to all the runs he was giving up. If those two don't pick up their games in a hurry, we can start praying for rain every time they are scheduled to pitch and just let manager Bobby Cox skip them in the rotation. Back to the game: The Braves pick up three in the eighth to make the score 6-4. After Brooks Conrad coaxes a four pitch walk to open the ninth, Matt Diaz hits an opposite field home run to tie the score at six all. Conrad and Diaz have been absolutely huge in the clutch all season long for Atlanta. Then the "Straw that Stirs the Drink", Brian McCann, hits a game winning, walk-off homer to send everyone into Sunday night happy. The home run had to be reviewed because it bounced high off the outfield wall and back on the field. Not to worry, Braves win. Braves win!

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