Nothing 10 runs won’t cure, usually.

The Braves scored 6 runs in the bottom of the 1st off Julio Teheran, and Bryce Elder went 7 innings, as the Braves reach double digits in runs for the 2nd straight game. Atlanta opened the game with 4 straight hits, a sacrifice fly, and 2 more hits. Eddie Rosario capped off the inning with a two run homer.

The Braves added on 2 more in the 4th, starting with an Orlando Arcia single. Michael Harris II then executed the Braves first successful sacrifice bunt of the season, moving Arcia into position to score on Ronald Acuna Jr.‘s home run. Marcell Ozuna accounted for the rest of the Braves runs, hitting his 20th homer of the season in the 5th and his 21st in the 7th, the latter a 2 run shot.

Ozuna ended the night 3 – 4 with 3 runs scored and 4 RBIs, and Acuna went 3 – 4 with 2 runs scored, 2 RBIs, and his 50th stolen base of the season. Arcia also added 3 hits.

Elder allowed only 4 hits and a run, while striking out 3 and walking none. Taylor Hearn was unimpressive in his Atlanta debut, allowing 4 runs in 1/3 of an inning, the big hit a 3 run homer by William Contreras. Daysbel Hernandez and Michael Tonkin finished up relatively uneventfully.

The Braves now lead the NL East by 11 games over the Phillies. A.J. Smith-Shawver will be recalled to start for Atlanta on Sunday at 1:35. as the Braves go for the sweep against Brewers scheduled starter Colin Rea. Let’s see if he shoves.

LOL Mets

It’s a 12:35 EST start for the Braves and Brewers today. In case you missed it, our arch rival got worse last night as they traded Max Scherzer to the Rangers.

From MLB Trade Rumors…

The Rangers and Mets have agreed to a trade that will see the star right-hander Max Scherzer head to Texas, with prospect Luisangel Acuña heading the other way. The Mets are paying down all but $22.5MM of the remaining money owed to Scherzer, who will waive his no-trade clause. He will also trigger his player option for 2024, forgoing his opt-out opportunity.

MLBTR’s Darrah McDonald

The unfortunate part is that younger Acuña is now headed to enemy no. 1, but the fortunate part is the we have the better Acuña.

Transaction a Day AA

It’s not much of a surprise that Taylor Hearn was the casualty for a SP, but it is a surprise that a struggling AJ Smith-Shawver is taking his place and starting. It also seems like a well-timed start considering the trade deadline is right around the corner. Hmmm…

Braves Sunday Lineup