The starting rotation is rolling right now. Kyle Wright pitched into the 8th, Austin Riley hit a 2 run homer, and the Braves held on for a 4-3 win to clinch another series win.

Riley homered in the 1st to give the Braves an early 2-0 lead. The Natinals (remember the jersey flub?) got one back with a Juan Soto solo homer in the 3rd, but the Braves hit 4 singles in the bottom of the inning to make it 4-1. Patrick Corbin really gave his left arm for the 2019 title for Washington, because he has been terrible ever since then. Other than another solo homer in the 7th by Cesar Hernandez to make it 4-2, Wright cruised throwing 66 strikes in 84 pitches. 

After walking Soto to lead off the 8th, Snitker pulled Wright for Hancock as Wright was about to face the order for the 4th time. Hancock performed his usual tightrope act, giving up a double to Josh Bell on the 1stpitch then a single to 64 year old Nelson Cruz to give up the Grybo and putting runners on 1st and 3rd with 0 outs, and the narrowest of margins with a 4-3 lead. Hancock then did what he often does, somehow getting out of it with a shallow popup to center and 2 strikeouts and the lead still intact. Minter also pitched in trouble in the 9th, giving up a leadoff single to Lane Thomas. He got a foul out from former Braves hero Ehire Adrianza and struck out Hernandez, but a misplay by Acuna again put runners on the corners, but with 2 outs Minter coaxed a groundout from Bell to end the game.

Kenley Jansen is supposed to be ready to return for the Mets series, so that will help with the bullpen. Still feels like the Braves need another set-up RHP type to help.

Ian Anderson will attempt building on his last start tomorrow as the Braves go for the sweep. The Neighbors are starting some guy named Paolo Espino.