Freddie Freeman’s walkoff homer sends the Braves to the playoffs

Everyone remembers last year's epic Atlanta Braves collapse that kept them home in October. What you might *not* remember is that in the final game of the year where the Braves were officially eliminated, a Freddie Freeman double play was the last play of the year that officially put the final nail in Atlanta's coffin. On Tuesday, the Braves clinched a playoff berth (just their second in seven years, amazingly enough) and it was Freeman who pushed them into the postseason with a walkoff two-run homer that sent Atlanta to a 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins. And predictably, the runner on base that scored on Freeman's homer? The retiring Chipper Jones. Sweet, sweet poetic justice…

About Joe Lucia

Joe is the managing editor of The Outside Corner and a contributing author at Awful Announcing. He lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and is stuck somewhere between tolerating and hating Pittsburgh and Philadelphia sports.

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