In 2021 so far, nothing has come easy for the Atlanta Braves.
That includes the Wednesday night affair against the New York Mets, where after blowing another lead late in the game, the Atlanta Braves found a way to come back and at least salvage something out of the series.
It feels like my fourth or fifth time already saying this, this season but maybe this is the game that gets the Atlanta Braves going.
After all, if they would have lost this game, the fanbase would be red hot today with all kind of takes.
Ronald Acuna was the hero for the team on Wednesday as he took the first pitch of the 9th inning and deposited it into the Atlanta Braves bullpen to secure the 5-4 win.
Let’s carry on to the recap though, as there is a good amount to digest after the win.
Charlie Morton was good
This was the Charlie Morton the Atlanta Braves intended to sign and this is the version that they so desperately need right now.
Morton threw six innings of good ball. And as we have seen a lot of Atlanta Braves pitchers do so far, chipped in with an RBI hit. It should have been more than six innings of work, but we will get a bit more into that here a little later on.
The Braves certainly can not rely on Soroka for anything in 2021, and with Ynoa going down here for an extended period of time, even more is going to fall on the shoulders of Morton and Fried. Since returning from the IL, Fried has looked good once again, and if Wednesday was any indication, Charlie Morton is starting to round into form.
Through the six innings of work, Morton only allowed two hits and perhaps more importantly did not issue a free pass. His only mistake was location on a pitch that Villar put deep into the chophouse in right field.
Hopefully Charlie is heating up like the Atlanta weather.