Ozzie Albies is 22 years old, hit 24 home runs for the 2nd year in a row, raised his batting average to .295, led the National League in fielding % as a 2nd baseman at .994, was 3rd in range factor per 9 innings, and is signed through age 30*. Feel better yet?
The man comes around – twice. On a Players’ Weekend where the Braves uniforms evoked the memory of Johnny Cash, Josh Donaldson led off the top of the 2nd with a home run, and repeated the feat in the 7th, leading the Braves to the series sweep. Here are the rest of Sunday afternoon’s goings down.