A game that featured superb pitching and dazzling defense came down to a walk-off walk.
Tony Wolters drew a four-pitch bases-loaded walk off Arodys Vizcaino with two outs in the 10th inning, sending the Colorado Rockies to a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
He kind of got out of whack and was having a hard time regrouping himself, Braves manager Brian Snitker said. I thought with the breaking balls, when he walked the hitter before, maybe he was trying to get him to chase, get himself out. He kind of got out of whack there and it’s kind of a tough spot to try to work your way back. He started out firing the ball really good and it kind of got away from him.
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Wolters looked at four straight pitches out of the strike zone, making a winner out of Adam Ottavino (2-0). The right-hander escaped a jam in the ninth when shortstop Story leaped to snare a two-out line drive by Nick Markakis that otherwise would have brought home Ozzie Albies from third.
I’ve said it in the past: I think I’m a playoff player, Kane said Monday. I’ve watched the playoffs and when I look at the style of play and it’s something I was jealous because I wasn’t involved in it. Now I get that opportunity and I have to back those words up.
Kane has had plenty of personal success since making his debut for Atlanta as an 18-year-old in 2009 after being the fourth overall pick that year. But his teams never had success in Atlanta, Winnipeg or Buffalo, and he always spent the spring as a spectator rather Womens Ryan Miller Jersey than as a participant.
Matt Beleskey Elite Jersey He joins a franchise that has been a playoff regular, making the postseason for the 13th time in the past 14 seasons under general manager Doug Wilson, including a run to the Stanley Cup Final two years ago.
Fans and players in this organization are spoiled when it comes to that, center Logan Couture said. You make the playoffs 13 of 14 years — obviously it starts at the top with Doug and the coaching staffs they’ve brought in here. It’s pretty remarkable really to make the playoffs that many times. I missed it once and it’s devastating when you miss it. We’re lucky to play for this organization.