One of baseball’s oldest clichés is “Get ‘em on, Get ‘em over, Get ‘em in.” Well tonight the Braves were getting guys on and then just hitting two run homers.
Brian McCann, Jason Heyward (yes Jason Heyward) and Freddie Freeman all had two run shots. Kris Medlen was very effective throwing seven innings of one run ball. Alex Wood came on and threw two innings and also gave up a run.
All in all, this was a good synopsis of what this team was built to do. Get someone on base, hit a home run and have solid pitching performances from the starters and the pen.
The Pirates are a pretty good team with their best starter on the mound, so nice win. The Nats were off so the lead moves to seven over the Natspos. With the Phillies beating Toronto’s AAA team (Miami), they move within a half game of Washington.
Also worth noting, Brian McCann picked up his 1,000 hit. That is 662 more than Joe Simpson.