As the teaser said above, chicks dig the long ball…..but you gotta find other ways to score runs.
Everybody remembers the old Maddux and Glavine commercial from the 90’s, and the message is more true now than ever before.
I know it’s the way the game is played now, and I also know I have harped on this before, but the Atlanta Braves have to find ways to score runs and not rely on the long ball so much.
That is exactly what they did on Saturday night in the big comeback win against the Phillies. You have to do the little things like move the runner over. Hit the sacrifice fly. Choke up and just try to put the ball in play sometimes.
Yes, it is fun and exciting to look at the stats and see that the Atlanta Braves are leading all of baseball in home runs this year, but as the other old saying goes, there is more than one way to skin a cat.
The only run on Wednesday’s contest was via a no doubter from Contreras. I will give the Atlanta Braves a small pass on this particular game as once again they were going against Ryu, who is one of the better pitchers in the game, but this is becoming a problem more and more with each passing game.
If the Atlanta Braves want to come back and win the NL East, they will certainly need to start making more contact and driving the ball into the gaps and start doing the little things more. Too many stranded runners have been left on base for this team to be successful.
With all the power on this team, it’s not like they still will not be hitting the long ball anyways.