Atlanta Braves: Marcell Ozuna Hits 3 Home Runs in Win
Austin Riley is here
I think it is very fair to say that the Atlanta Braves have found the third baseman for the present and future. Austin Riley it seems has made the necessary changes he needed to make after MLB pitchers figured his swing out after a few weeks last year.
Riley had the hit in the middle innings that put the Atlanta Braves up for good. He also had a double in the first inning which would have been a blast in about 28 of 30 stadiums. Unfortunately Fenway Park is one of those two stadiums.
All that is nice, but the best part to me is, despite what the advanced numbers say, I think Riley is playing great defense at the hot corner. He’s obviously no Nolan Arenado, but he is quickly becoming a integral part of this team.
Freddie Freeman waited until his last at bat but he was able to get a hit and improve his hit streak to 15 games. We are now getting to the point where it will become a nightly watch to see if he can continue it.
A little stat that I saw late in the game that I did not know though is that the Atlanta Braves lead all of baseball with the most 12 plus hit games.
Opposing teams need to get to the Atlanta Braves in the early innings if they are going to get them because the Atlanta Braves are now 17-0 when leading after six innings. I believe that is a big tip of the cap to the bullpen for the Braves.
So the same two teams will go at it again on Wednesday when the Atlanta Braves go for the sweep of the Boston Red Sox