It's not certain who first noticed that Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves resembles the older brother of Macaulay Culkin's character in "Home Alone," but he does look like an adult version of Buzz McCallister. (Maybe it was this guy in the Capitol Avenue Club comments who said it first, about three years ago.)
Buzz might have been a bully, but Freeman is Mr. Walkoff for the Braves. His stunning, dramatic and heart-(pounding or breaking) two-run home run against the New York Mets on Monday won it 2-1 while killing a complete-game shutout victory for Dillon Gee. It was his second game-ending homer of the season.
With two strikes, watch Freeman feed the Mets to Buzz's tarantula:
What a knock, phlegmwads. ESPN reports that the blast gave Freeman a league-leading three game-ending hits in 2013. This one finished a game that ended at 1:22 a.m. because of a 3 hour, 43 minute rain delay before the first pitch. Via the Associated Press, Freeman said:
Freeman had three hits on the night, but what he'll remember most is the second game-ending homer of his career.
''I knew I hit it good enough,'' he said. ''I didn't know if it was going to stay fair, actually, because it was an inside pitch. I didn't know if I was able to get my hands inside. But once I saw it get up to its highest peak, I knew it was gone.''
And yet, nothing about not letting the Mets win "if they were growing on his [bottom]." Also: The way the crowd had thinned out, you could say the Braves were practically home alone by the end.
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