With the return of Brian McCann to the lineup on Monday and Jason Heyward still on the disabled list, the Atlanta Braves have been experimenting with catcher Evan Gattis in left field. His glove has been a bit suspect in left this week, but on Wednesday, he showed off his cannon of a right arm.
The Reds had the bases loaded and none out, and Donald Lutz hit a routine fly ball to left field. Gattis made the catch, and Brandon Phillips (an excellent runner) tagged up from third in an attempt to score. Gattis took a step, and uncorked an absolutely unreal throw to the plate. Catcher Gerald Laird caught the ball slightly up the third base line (on the fly, mind you) and tagged out a diving Phillips. The throw beat Phillips to the plate by a good 10-15 feet, and the legend of Gattis continues to grow each day, even with his OBP dropping below .300 in recent days.
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