What happens when an immovable object meets an irresistible force? 20 year old Eury Perez came in to challenge the Braves record breaking offense with a 1.34 ERA and 54 K’s in 47 IP. He left with a 2.47 ERA and 54 K’s in 47 1/3 innings, as objects moved all over Truist Park in a 6 run first inning.
Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies hit back to back homers to lead off the bottom of the first, and that was essentially that. Austin Riley and Matt Olson followed with singles, then Sean Murphy and Marcell Ozuna added doubles, and the Braves had 6 hits and 5 runs before the first out. Orlando Arcia followed an Eddie Rosario ground out with the 3rd double of the inning to chase Perez and force the Marlins to burn 7 1/3 innings of bullpen going into the series finale Sunday.
Charlie Morton and the bullpen kept the pressure off the offense to choose any further violence. Morton could not quite manage to get through the 6th inning, leaving after 5 2/3s and 106 pitches. He struck out 5, including the 1,800th of his career. Kirby Yates, Nick Anderson, Ben Heller, and Joe Jimenez completed the shutout.
Riley and Olson doubled in the 8th to tally a 7th run, just in case the Marlins were starting to get any ideas.
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In Which Ryan Makes Mets Fans Angry
I post a lot on Twitter, but never have I made a viral post, until yesterday when I reminded the Mets fanbase how bad their team has been since Pete Alonso ran his mouth. Thus far, I’ve been asked if I married my sister, what my trailer looks like, and how many cousins I’ve kissed.