Atlanta Braves offense ‘erupts’ in 6-2 victory over Washington Nationals


What’s the sound? That’s the sound of bats knocking balls around the yard! The Atlanta Braves finally mustered some offense against the Washington Nationals on Wednesday afternoon, and because of that, they were able to salvage the final game in the series. Justin Upton had a huge day going 2-5 with three RBIs. Freddie Freeman and Tommy La Stella both had doubles in the game. Christian Bethancourt went 2-4 with an RBI as well. All in all, the Braves were able to finally bust a game open with six total runs of offense in their 6-2 win.

Aaron Harang was great on the mound, and all the Braves really needed was just good. Harang went seven innings allowing one unearned run on six hits. The bullpen allowed another run on just one hit. A solid pitching performance this time, but the real hero of the day was the offensive side of things. The Braves went 4-10 with runners in scoring position, and even B.J. Upton blasted a home run to take the lead 1-0 in the 5th inning. That’s right; B.J. Upton was the guy who busted the Bravse out of the slump. Heck, I’ll give him the MVP because how often do I get to do that? Unbelievable. Start buying lottery tickets.

At the end of the day, the Braves amassed thirteen hits, six runs, two walks, four doubles, and a homer. What made it even sweeter is that the damage came mostly off Stephen Strasburg. I would love to do every Strasburg recap this season, simply because the Braves own him. If there was ever a guy this team was going to get right against, you knew it was going to be their supposed “Ace” Strasburg. Glorious.

I’m just excited because we finally don’t have to listen to a depressing speech about how we hit the ball hard. The Braves actually capitalized when they needed to. One can only hope that this is the beginning of something big for this team, but I won’t go that far yet. They head next to Texas to take on the slumping Rangers. Let’s believe they can keep the line moving. Don’t miss it!