Maybe it was the weather, but balls were flying fast and furious out of Yankee Stadium this afternoon as the Braves and Yanks finished up their set with a matinee game. The difference was, New York hit solo shots, while Atlanta’s had people aboard. The extra accumulated run caused a 10-5 Brave victory. Atlanta now journeys to Boston having won two of three from New York. This served two purposes. Not only did Atlanta serve up a measure of revenge (NY swept at the Ted last week), but the Braves interrupted New York’s momentum and stopped their ten-game winning streak. Atlanta now stands three games behind the Nationals in the NL East race.
As for individual hitting stars, Jason Heyward hit 2 of the homers (he now has 10), and Freddy Freeman knocked one out as well. Freddy now has nine on the season, and it looks like his vision problems have finally been put behind him. Martin Prado hit one as well. This was part of his 3-5 afternoon that also included 2 RBI’s and 7 total bases. (Heyward accumulated 8 total bases). David Ross has the other home run. Tommy Hanson got the win to go to 8-4. No save was recorded, but 4 Brave relievers pitched one inning apiece to seal the deal. They only allowed one run in that time frame.
Overall, it was a good performance after the bats spent three games in hibernation. I’m counting the last two with the O’s and Monday’s first game of the set. If this is a team that rides momentum, then this upcoming set with the struggling Red Sox should be very interesting.
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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.