The Atlanta Braves most certainly had a weekend to remember as they routed the Pittsburgh Pirates, crushing them by homers and good pitching.
The Braves lost game one, but there were two homers in that game. It was the beginning of something awesome.
Two grandslams in game two was the story of that night as the Braves CRUSHED the visitors 20 to 1 in front of a large pleased crowd at Truist Park. Fans hoped that the Braves would keep the momentum after that, hoping all of their energy didn’t go into that one game and it didn’t.
On game three the Braves defeated the Pirates 6-1. On Sunday the score was 7-1, giving the Braves a MUCH NEEDED series victory that should push them on the path of .500 baseball.
Homers galore! Throughout the series, homers were of dominance, including TWO grand slams, multiple homers from a few players in one game, back to back homers, and we will always love that lead-off, game beginning, first pitch homer from Ronald Acuña Jr.
The series definitely has to be one to remember for Austin Riley as in two games he hit two homers a piece. *knockonwood* this kid seems to be confident and he says that he isn’t satisfied meaning he is hungry for more.
Not forgetting Albies multi homer game mind you, but for Riley, this was his first and it happens in two games in one series!
Good pitching in this series was mentioned and we must hope it continues as Max Fried is starting to look like the dominant pitcher he is by pitching seven innings, one earned run given, and striking out two. Bryce Wilson pitched 6.2 innings, only surrendering one run, and Ian Anderson pitched six innings with no earned runs. In those games the bullpen had good performances too. Keep up the good pitching!
Upcoming, the Braves have a two game set vs the Boston Redsox at Fenway Park.
After that fantastic weekend here’s to the boys maintaining that confidence and keep pusing forward!Let’s go Braves!