HR #8 for Riley on his 62nd career major league at-bat
That a HR every 7.8 at-bats. Reminds me of Trevor Story's hot start a couple years back
Apparently Austin Riley is one of only four players to hit 8 home runs in their first 16 games. Rhys Hoskins actually has 9 in his first 16 games while Carlos Delgado, Austin Riley and Trevor Story are 8:16.
Sort of an arbitrary "historic" accomplishment but I'll take anything that brings attention to this youth movement in Atlanta
Players of the Month:
AL - Devers - .351, 8 HR, 24 RBI & 1.021 OPS
NL - Bell - .390, 12 HR, 31 RBI & 1.238 OPS
It was nice to see them take 3 of 4 from the Rays over the weekend. Got off to a rocky start though with Perez's worst outing as a starter this year
Braves are just a half game behind the Phillies?!?
Phils must be slumping
Anthony Rendon is so underrated.......that is all.
Make that 9 home runs in 71 at-bats for Austin Riley! And it was a big one this time...3-run jack to cement a comeback for the Braves
Dude seems to hit one roughly every 8 at-bats at an even pace.
Freeman-Donaldson-Riley are the home run heroes in tonight's game
Riley was obviously the NL Rookie of the Month...but that came as no surprise.
Sources stated that the Yankees were the favorites to sign Keuchel this morning....now it's the Braves. Who will be the next favorites to sign Keuchel a few hours from now?
Sorry, so late on this.
Players of the Week:
AL - Giolito
NL - Story
Acuna grand slam!
Players of the Week:
AL - Semien
NL - Bruce
The baby BOOMSTICK Braves are the talk of the town and nobody wants to face this freak show of sluggers in June! Averaging nearly 7.5 runs per game and when they fall behind in games that's when the BEAST is awoken and they go into comeback kids MODE!!!
All offseason it was Phillies, Phillies, Phillies when conversations turned to the NL East. Bryce Harper was going to smash 50+ home runs after receiving his record breaking contract! They were the team to beat.....so they said. #FAKENEWS
We are now just about to the halfway mark of the season and at 78 games the Braves own a 46-32 record; 2nd best in the NL but more importantly they lead the division with a 6.5 game lead over the Phillies.