Before I get into the Atlanta Braves contest from this afternoon, I want to say, GO STONY BROOK! If the Seawolves can knock off LSU tomorrow, they’re headed to Omaha. After 20 innings, LSU has only led once, and that was in the 12th to win the first thing. Okay, I got that out of my system.
The news in Atlanta is also upbeat. The Braves have won six in a row following a 5-2 victory over Toronto. They beat the Nats in the final of that series, swept the Fish in Miami, and have now taken two from the Blue Jays with the final game tomorrow. And yes, the dreaded Yankees invade (too much of a Civil War joke?) the Ted for a three-game set on Monday. But let’s touch on the six-game winning streak. After starting out the season slow, the Braves, with the exception of a couple of hiccups, have played pretty well. Injuries threatened to bomb them, but every day somebody comes up big to propel them to victory. Today, Dan Uggla hit a three-run homer and Andrelton Simmons, in only his seventh game in the bigs, hit his first ever home run. (Round of applause for him). The starting pitching is coming together. Tommy Hanson got the win to go 7-4. The best part is, the division is finally starting to separate. Washington and Atlanta got a little space from Florida and the Mets, while the Phillies are beginning to languish. Could this be the beginning of a trend? We’ll see when this latest round of interleageue play is done. In the meantime, if Vanderbilt can’t make the College World Series, let’s hope the Seawolves can get there.
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Written by John Morgo
John Morgo lives in Atlanta, GA where he has done broadcast work for CNN, The Weather Channel and Encompass Digital Media. As of right now, he does Internet play-by-play for Georgia Perimeter College and Norcross High School. With GPC, he is the voice of the men's soccer, basketball, and baseball teams.