Dansby Swanson may look like Ryan Howard from “The Office,” but tonight he hit like Ryan Howard from the Phillies.
Swanson doubled, homered, and drove in 5 runs on his way to a 3 – 5 night. Among numerous other highlights, Ozzie Albies homered, doubled twice, scored 3 and drove in 3, Marcell Ozuna homered for the second straight day, and Austin Riley added a 458 foot homer. Ender Inciarte added a couple of hits and a couple of RBI’s. William Contreras added 3 hits, and Freddie Freeman scored 3 runs.
Sean Newcomb was allowed to throw 82 pitches, but only 42 were strikes and his lack of control cost him a win, as he could only survive 3 1/3 innings. Newk allowed 3 hits, walked 2 and hit 2, and was charged with a wild pitch. However, he managed to allow only 1 run, despite only 1 strikeout.
Jhoulys Chacin went 3 2/3 innings in relief, allowing only one hit, and was awarded the win. Tyler Matzek and Grant Dayton finished up uneventfully.
IWOTM, but still – 14 runs is a lot of fun. The Braves take the series 2 – 1 and stand tied for first with the Marlins in the NL East, with 5% of the season already behind us.
At Tampa Bay on Monday, at 6:40. Mike Foltynewicz and Tyler Glasnow scheduled.