Atlanta Braves News: Ozzie Albies Didn’t Miss A Second Time
The Atlanta Braves continue to heat up in August, winning 8 out of their last 10. Finally putting them tied for first with the Phillies.
Since the start of the 2020 season, the Atlanta Braves have been rumbling and stumbling and have struggled to even get to .500. Injuries to key players as well as an overall slow start were troubling, to say the least.
Ozuna is currently out pending an ongoing legal battle, Acuna out for the season after tearing his ACL, and of course Mike Soroka re-tearing his Achilles had some fans ready to call this season a loss: and to prepare for the following season when everyone would be back and ready to go.
However, the Brave’s are white-hot to start off the month of August, and the team — despite missing pieces to the puzzle — have been playing lights out. Freddie Freeman appears to be back in MVP form, and Ian Anderson, if he finishes the season on a high note, could bring home ROYR.
This tear that the Braves have been on has given fans hope that maybe the team will finish what they started last year despite the cards that were dealt to them at the start of the season.
Despite the rough start to his season, Wednesday night Albies got to be the hero for everyone in Brave’s country. But that was after failing earlier in the game.
In the bottom of the 9th inning, Albies got a hold of a great pitch. And despite the excitement from announcers and the roar of the crowd, he had just missed it, he got under it and popped out.
Sometimes you do get a second chance to do it right, and in the bottom of the 11th inning, Albies got to do just that. Albies got almost the exact same pitch as he did in the 9th, only this time he didn’t miss.