Well, THAT certainly was a pleasant surprise.
The Braves busted out the whoppin’ sticks in welcoming the Oakland A’s to town last night. And Alex Wood was the benificiary, as he cruised to his 9th win of the season. Wood went six innings, giving up four hits and three walks. The only blemish was a 4th inning two run homer he surrended to Nate Freiman.
But that was more than matched by Atlanta, as Justin Upton and Evan Gattis hit solo shots in the 2nd, Freddie Freeman drilled a three run shot in the 3rd, all off Oakland starter Jason Hammel. Phil Gosselin finished the scoring with a two run homer in the 6th off Jesse Chavez.