Unless you were hiding in your mother’s basement playing World of Warcraft, you’ve heard about the Braves historic night, scoring 29 runs, the most in NL history (A great piece from MLB on last night’s game). Bryse Wilson was credited with a “save”, even though the Braves won by 20. However, this isn’t the craziest save in MLB history as that belongs to Wes Littleton who was awarded a save when the Rangers broke the modern day baseball record of runs scored with 30.
As expected. the numbers for the Braves hitters jumped a TON! Here’s a breakdown:
OPS Changes from Last Night
- Ozzie Albies: .468 to .591
- Ronald Acuna Jr. 1.012 to 1.081
- Freddie Freeman: 1.022 to 1.047
- Travis d’Arnaud: .905 to .912
- Adam Duvall: .848 to .951 (HOLY BUCKETS!)
- Austin Riley: .739 to .755
- Dansby Swanson: .833 to .855
I’m not sure if it’s a record, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a player that increased their OPS by .103 points after already accumulating 129 PAs, yet Duvall did and it was glorious. A reminder that he’s not a free agent until after the 2022 season since the Braves manipulated his service time last year.
Ronald Acuña Jr. Broke a Record
I saw a lot of speculation on the rarity of Acuna reaching base 6 times in the first 6 innings. It’s so rare because it has never happened…probably.
Braves Roster News
I mean…ok. Fine. It’s like asking for chocolate peanut butter ice cream and they give you a pack of JuJy fruits, but whatever. Tommy Milone doesn’t deserve another shot, but he’ll likely get one in 10 days nonetheless. Somebody’s gotta pitch, I guess. This probably means Bryse Wilson will start in Milone’s spot on Monday in Baltimore and at least that’s something different.
Charlie Culberson stays in the org and there was much rejoicing.