The Braves other 4 hits came in the fateful 6th, started by a single by Ozzie Albies, and followed by a homer from Freddie Freeman. Ronald Acuna beat out an infield hit, and let the umpire call him safe there; similar hustle plays got him to third, then home. Charlie Culberson’s 2nd hit drove in his 2nd run.
The Braves stand at 48 – 34, and hold a 3.5 game lead over the Phillies, followed by assorted others. It is July 1 now, and this is happening.
The Braves have trusted their season thus far to 23 different pitchers. Whatever the plan was going into this season, the plan going forward should involve only the organization’s best players seeing the Major League roster. Get it done, AA.