Ben Gamel homered on Wes Parsons‘ first pitch leading off the top of the 10th, the 5th solo home run of the day, and the Brewers salvaged a game from the 3 game set. Christian Yelich and Ronald Acuna Jr. traded homers in the first, and Freddie Freeman bookended Keston Hiura‘s 1st career home run in the 5th by hitting his 200th career homer in the 7th.
Brandon Woodruff and Josh Hader held the Braves to 5 hits; Woodruff and Mike Foltynewicz allowing the home runs in regulation. Folty took a step toward regaining Foltzie status, otherwise allowing only a 4th inning single to Yasmani Grandal, and walking none. He added 3 strikeouts in his 6 innings. Touki Toussaint went 1 1/3 perfect innings in relief, but Jerry Blevins, Jacob Webb, and Parsons allowed 2 hits apiece. However, like Foltynewicz, the bullpen did not allow a walk
Austin Riley went 0 – 4 with 3 strikeouts. Halfway through the experiment (assuming Ender Inciarte will need the 10 day IL minimum) Riley is hitting .421 with 2 homers in 19 at bats, 6 strikeouts, and yet to draw a walk. Where might Riley end up if he manages to stick? We now have 435 AAA and 277 AA at-bats to guide us, in which Riley has put up a .287/.356/.536 and a .321/.391/.570, and 27 and 14 home runs respectively. I’m in. If Riley manages 300 MLB at-bats this year, I see him at around .270 and 17 homers. There’ll be some pain on the way to down to .270, so bear with him.