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Braves’ David Ross gets three lives, hits two-run homer

Oct 5, 2012, 6:04 PM EDT

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David Ross could have been retired twice in his second-inning at-bat against Kyle Lohse on Friday. Fortunately for him, he got a couple of breaks before turning a changeup into a two-run homer, giving the Braves an early 2-0 lead over the Cardinals.

Lohse’s 1-1 pitch to Ross was a fastball popped up down the first-base line. Allen Craig made his way towards the stands, only to pull up a little short and alligator arm the ball in the end. Had he been more aggressive, he may well have caught it.

That made it 1-2. Lohse then threw a changeup than Ross swung through, but the umpire had called time, apparently at Ross’s request. Ross, not knowing if it would be granted, stayed in the box and swung at the pitch. He got the good news afterwards.

Lohse then went right back to the changeup for some reason. It proved to be a huge mistake, as Ross deposited it over the wall in left-center.

  1. kelshannon19 - Oct 5, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    I think you meant Lohse then *threw a change up

    • Matthew Pouliot - Oct 5, 2012 at 7:02 PM

      Thanks!

  2. randygnyc - Oct 5, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    Mathew- “through” a change up?

  3. maynardstool - Oct 5, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Yeah he’s not very bright.

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