Biggest win of the year.
I am not a big fan of implying a game in early August is a “must win.” Especially when you play the team in from of you six more times. However, I think we can all agree that last night’s win was huge, maybe the biggest of the season.
Alex Wood may have pitched the game of his life. He went 7.1 and struck-out 12. It was an Averyesq performance.
The offense did their thing. Going 2-9 with RISP and leaving ten guys on base. It didn’t matter though, as Jason Heyward, El Oso Blanco and Justin Upton all game up with big hits to plate runs. Justin’s coming on a solo shot in the fourth for his 1,000 career hit.
The Braves climb to within 3.5 games and played pretty well to start the “Home Stand of Death.”