Colon throws a gem and Freeman goes deep as the Braves take game 1. 

The game last night showed how dominating the Atlanta Braves can be. Rather than posting statistics which are available in many different ways, let’s discuss the Braves lineup. Ender Inciatre is a perfect lead off man and as center fielder, he can track down fly balls and put on a fielding display. The Braves have not found a second hitter to constantly start at this position yet, but Dansby Swanson looks to win that job. Last night’s performance at the plate helped his argument.

Freddie Freeman is not only the most consistent player on this team, but he is one of the best players in baseball. Watching him hit his 3 run homerun last night was almost like watching a painter paint another masterpiece. His defense on first base might just add a gold glove to his growing trophy case. Matt Kemp was perfect at the plate last night and although his hitting streak ended this week, he started a new one last night. Tyler Flowers has almost stamped his starting catcher job behind the plate last night. He shares catching duties with Kurt Suzuki, and that’s just the way things are.

The bottom of the lineup came through last night and the versatile Jace Peterson showed why he is the Braves main utility player coming off the bench. Adonis Garcia is trying to cement his spot at third base and his defense isn’t too shabby. 

The Braves starting pitchers had another great start last night. Bartolo Colon showed he still has great stuff on the mound. The Braves have won 3 of their last 4 games and the starting pitching has been key. The offense is supplying the early runs the team needs and the bullpen is shutting down the other team’s rotation late in the game. This is how dominating the Braves can be and beating a quality team like the Toronto Blue Jays is exciting. The Braves will try and repeat their performance last night this afternoon before the team flies back to Atlanta to start a home series. Let’s continue the quality and fall in love with the Braves all over again GO BRAVES!!!!!


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