On Monday, Braves utilityman Charlie Culberson came off the bench and delivered a walk-off solo home run against the Mets. Not even a week later, Culberson played the role of hero again, coming off the bench and hitting another walk-off home run, this time against the Nationals on Sunday afternoon.
As the Braves’ Twitter notes, Culberson is the first player in the club’s Atlanta-era history to have two pinch-hit game-ending home runs in the same season.
With the victory, the Braves extend their first-place lead to 1.5 games over the Nationals. The Mets were shut out by the Cubs, falling seven games behind the Braves. The third-place Phillies are in progress against the Giants as of this writing.