Acuna smote 2 homers and went 4 – 4, while Freeman hit a 2 run homer and doubled and tripled as they lead the sweep. For the day, Ronald hit 3 homers and Freddie went 6 – 8 with 4 extra base hits.
Max Fried cruised through the first 4 innings, but appeared to run out of gas and lost his command in the bottom of the 5th. Despite 14 balls out of 30 pitches, he keep the shutout intact by inducing a Bryce Harper fly out with the bases loaded. In his 5 innings, Varsity allowed 4 hits and a walk to go with 6 strikeouts and a hit batter, using 91 pitches. Darren O’Day and Chad Sobotka finished up uneventfully.
The Braves have now completed 28% of their schedule and take a 1/2 game lead over the Marlins, who at this point I suppose we have to take seriously.