Marcell Ozuna and Ronald Acuna Jr. hit 2 run homers in the 2nd inning and Jared Shuster was good enough, as the Braves beat Nationals and won their 7th game in a row. Acuna added a couple of doubles to go with his 13th homer, and Ozuna’s homer was his 13th as well.

Each and every time you have a fight
Just assume you’re wrong and daddy’s right.

Brad Paisley, “Letter To Me”

Shuster allowed 8 hits and 3 runs through 5 innings, but was not able to record an out in the 6th. Jesse Chavez came on with runners on 1st and 3rd, and Snit liked Jesse’s 2 strikeouts and a ground out so well that he sent him back out for the 7th, where he threw a second perfect inning. Joe Jimenez threw an uneventful 8th, and A.J. Minter took the 9th to gave Raisel Iglesias a day off. Stone Garrett led off the 9th by golfing a pitch out of the strike zone for his 3rd homer of the season, but Minter benefited from a generous 3 – 1 strike call on Alex Call to induce a flyout and regroup. Shuster neither walked not struck out a batter while picking up his 3rd win. Chavez’s ERA is now 1.55 and Minter recorded his 9th save.

I was wrong about Orlando Arcia, and I was wrong about Marcell Ozuna, and if Brad Paisley is right, I’ll be wrong about the about the Olson and Murphy extensions too. Sorry, dAAddy.

The Braves go for the series sweep on Sunday at 1:35; Bryce Elder and Trevor Williams scheduled.

Braves Sunday Lineup

Forrest Wall Getting Attention

Forrest Wall is doing something I’ve never seen done: He’s stealing bases. I mean, I’ve seen players steal bases, but not 38 in a row without being caught. He’s also on pace for a career high in home runs while playing spectacular defense AND carrying a .387 OBP. There’s not a spot for him right now, but if Michael Harris II continues to struggle or if some OFer hits the IL, the Braves could put up a Wall in the outfield. If it doesn’t happen, I’ve a feeling that he could be one of the players that gets added to the 40-man this offseason. Here’s his bomb from last night:

Justus Sheffield Starts Today for the Stripers

A few weeks ago, AA did his thing quietly and the transaction was slipped into the official Braves transactions page unnoticed. One day, I was browsing around and noticed it buried in the week prior. I searched online and all the outlets, even Twitter, and no one reported it, so I did!

MLBtraderumors normally gives shoutouts to people that break the news, but I got nothing. Buncha amateurs. Sheffield will make his Braves org debut and I’m very curious what he’s been working on down in Florida.

To poke the fire over at The Bar, I posed a question and I’d love to hear your input over there.