Atlanta Braves Ride Another Grand Slam to a Win on Wednesday
By James Kunkle
The Atlanta Braves were victorious again over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday evening.
By a final score of 5-3, the Atlanta Braves have took the first two games of the set and have, at worst, won the series.
This time, Marcell Ozuna and Max Fried were the big time contributors. More on Max later.
Ozuna’s slam, which was the Atlanta Braves MLB leading fourth of the season, was not a monstrous of a shot which we have come to expect from the “selfie king” but it was enough to get over the fence and plate four in the third inning, which would hold up for the rest of the game.
It has been without a doubt a slow start for Ozuna, but we have seen this before in his career. He can be at times very streaky, very hot and cold.
Remember when he was on the Cardinals, he was pretty dismal in 2019, but single handedly took out the Atlanta Braves in the playoffs.
We desperately need that version, or something close to that version to come back quick like and in a hurry. And the good news is, he seems to be slowly getting there as he has been putting the bat on the ball lately and not only that, but it has been harder hit balls.
The bad news is the other players hitting wise need to follow suit. And the even worse part is, is it is the top of the lineup guys that are still struggling to find grass with their baseballs.
Freddie Freeman, and Ozzie Albies are the two players that come to the mind obviously.
The track record for both players is there, we know what they are both capable of and will eventually get to doing once again. Let’s just hope for the sake of them and the team, that it will happen sooner rather than later.
Let’s be thankful that the Atlanta Braves are still this close to both first place and a .500 record despite the woes of the big time offensive players.