Atlanta Braves Offense Keeps Streak Alive Scoring 13 Runs in Win
The Atlanta Braves extended their winning streak to seven games on Tuesday night as the offense put up 13 runs to finish off the Oakland Athletics.
It’s the one we’ve all been waiting for — the Atlanta Braves are on a hot streak after a couple of months of mediocrity.
We talked about it a while back that the Braves were entering a stretch of 29 games against teams below .500 and how they need to take advantage.
The early results in that stretch of games weren’t great, but they’ve turned it on lately and are now 13-6 in that stretch, including their 13-2 thumping of the A’s on Wednesday.
For the second night in a row, the Braves fell behind 2-0 to Oakland.
Ian Anderson was cruising through the first three innings, but ran into trouble in the fourth and allowed a couple of runs.
But again, for the second night in a row, the Braves answered with a run in the bottom half of the inning after giving the A’s the lead.
Braves Offenise Barrage
Once the offense got rolling on Wednesday they never really stopped. They scored 1 run in the fourth, 4 runs in the fifth, 1 run in the sixth, and 7 runs in the seventh.
Every starter for the Braves had a hit and scored a run.
They had four doubles by four different players and four home runs by four different players.
It was truly a team effort offensively.
Ozzie Albies broke his 40-game homerless streak as he just got one over the wall for a 3-run shot. He had a sac fly in the game as well giving him 4 RBI on the night.
Austin Riley had a home run as well — his 15th of the year — and he drove in three in this game.
Not quite the homerless drought that Ozzie had, but William Contreras hadn’t homered in his last 10 games until going deep on Wednesday.
And then Adam Duvall had a double and a homer, hopefully showing signs of him breaking out.
It’s really fun to see this offense clicking the way many of us thought they would. Yes, they were facing one of the worst pitching staffs in baseball and a guy making his big league debut, but hitting a baseball is still really difficult and they made it look easy on Wednesday.