Braves lose 6-5 on a Freddy Galvis walk-off homer

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Winning apparently wasn't very important to Fredi Gonzalez tonight. After Andrelton Simmons tied the game with a two-run home run off of Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon in the top of the ninth, Gonzalez elected to bring in Freddy Garcia to pitch the bottom of the ninth.

With one out, Freddy Galvis launched a Garcia offering into the stands in right field, giving the Phillies a 6-5 walk-off win.

Scoreless heading into the third inning, the Braves broke through first thanks to first baseman Freddie Freeman. With the bases loaded and two outs, Freeman hit a grounder up the middle that got through into the outfield, scoring two runs and making a 2-0 game.

Braves starter Alex Wood gave those runs right back, as Carlos Ruiz singled to bring in Cesar Hernandez and Kevin Frandsen to tie things up at two. Philadelphia added a couple more runs to its lead in the fifth inning, and chased Wood in the process.

A RBI double from Ruiz and a RBI single by Freddy Galvis made it 4-2 in favor of Philadelphia, and ended Wood's night on the mound. His final line was 4.2 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K.

Chris Johnson notched his 30th double of the season in the sixth inning to bring home Freeman and cut the deficit to 4-3, but Atlanta couldn't scratch across anything else in the inning. Frandsen added a RBI single in the eighth inning, making it 5-3.


Source: FanGraphs

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