Braves Recap: Olson, Acuna Jr. lead Braves offense to rout of the Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves
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The Atlanta Braves' bats came to play on Sunday evening. Matt Olson hit a pair of absolute bombs, Ronald Acuna Jr. had a four hit game, and the Braves' offense scored early and often in route to an 11-4 win over the Phillies to split the series.

After clean first inning from Spencer Strider, the Braves offense got right to work in the first inning yet again. Ronald Acuna Jr. led the game off with a single and then Matt Olson immediately launched a 464 foot two-run homer to right-center that gave the Braves an early lead. Austin Riley would go back-to-back with a solo shot and it was very clear that the Braves were not fooled whatsoever by Phillies starter Dylan Covey.

A few batters later, Ozzie Albies would hit a two-run single after a single from Sean Murphy and a double from Eddie Rosario who seems to be heating up. The Braves' lead at that point was 5-0 and Braves fans were having a good time. You know its a good night when the opposing team makes a pair of errors in the first inning. The Braves would bat around and that was the end of the night for Covey as Jeff Hoffman would enter the game in the first and promptly give up a two-run single to Ronald and it was 7-0 Braves at the end of the first.

Strider would give up a two-run homer in the top of the third, but was in mostly cruise control through the game's first five innings. Ronald Acuna Jr. had himself a night as he singled his first three times to the plate and then proceeded to hit a RBI triple in the fifth to make it an 8-2 game. Matt Olson would make Ronnie's last 90 feet home easy as he connected for his second homer of the game and the rout was on.

Spencer Strider's night would come to an end and his final line of 6 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, and 9 K is almost what we have come to expect from him at this point. He was great. Collin McHugh came in for the seventh and promptly gave up a two-run homer to make it a 10-4 game before getting through the rest of the inning unscathed.

After Austin Riley added on yet another run with a RBI single to make it an 11-4 game, Dereck Rodriguez would come in and get the final six outs of the game without incident.