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Andrelton Simmons puts the Braves on the board with bat, limits Dodger damage with glove

Oct 4, 2013, 7:14 PM EDT

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The Braves got on the board against Dodgers starter Zack Greinke thanks to their handy shortstop. Evan Gattis, the goat of last night’s game, reached on a single to left, then advanced to second on a ground out. With two outs, shortstop Andrelton Simmons laced a double to right field, sailing over Yasiel Puig‘s head. Gattis scored easily, moving the Braves into a 1-1 tie with the Dodgers after two innings.

Simmons contributed yet again in the top of the third with a nifty 6-4-3 double play to end an impending Dodger threat. The speedy Carl Crawford had singled to lead off the inning and was attempting to reach second safely when A.J. Ellis hit a ground ball to Simmons. With very little time to spare, Simmons made a quick transfer to second baseman Elliott Johnson, who flipped the ball to first baseman Freddie Freeman to complete the double play. Via Chad Moriyama, you can see a .gif of the play by clicking here.

The game remains tied 1-1 with both starters settling down as we head into the middle innings.

  1. yankeepunk3000 - Oct 4, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Simmons glove is something else

  2. misterj167 - Oct 4, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Best defensive shortstop in the game with potential to be the best in baseball history, but we’ll see.

    Meanwhile, on to L.A. where the Braves need to win on the road if they want to move on. Best of three!

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