Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Dansby Swanson Gets Ice Bath After First Ever SunTrust Park Walk Off Hit

First the walk off hit...

Then the ice bath from Freddie Freeman and Bonifacio...

Now this is how you christen a new stadium!

The Braves opened SunTrust Park on Friday and finished their first 4-game sweep (still undefeated at home) in dramatic fashion last night as rookie SS Dansby Swanson delivered the clutch bases loaded single in the 9th inning.

Swanson who came in struggling with the bat even though he's hit the ball solid just right at people delivered the first ever walk off hit in SunTrust Park history.

Swanson joins Hank Aaron (1966 - Fulton County Stadium) and Andruw Jones (1997- Turner Field) in the first ever stadium walk off department hits.  With the win the Braves get back to the .500 mark at 6-6 and now welcome in their division rival the Washington Nationals.  Hopefully the only thing cooling off the Braves was the ice bath Swanson received last night via teammates.

In the meantime #ChopOn and buy some shirts!!!!