The Atlanta Braves looked very good last night and Johan Camargo almost did something rare in baseball, hitting for the cycle. Camargo got the start at 3rd base last night and he knocked in Dansby Swanson for the games first RBI with a triple. Johan Camargo and Rio Ruiz are splitting time at 3rd base for the injured Adonis Garcia. Both of these young players are providing a lot of energy and excitement in the Braves organization.
Julio Teheran had pitched 7 shutout innings last night against the San Francisco Giants and then the 8th inning happened. Julio Teheran gave up 5=earned runs after pitching 7 and 1/3 innings and fatigue took it’s toll on Teheran and his pitching arm. Braves manager Brian Snitker was staying with Julio Teheran Teheran since he had not surrendered a run in 7 innings and and he surely wanted to rest his over worked bullpen.
The San Francisco Giants were looking for some pay back after the Braves scored 9 runs against them on Monday’s game. It was nice to see the Giants offense come alive after the team has been struggling at the plate. Even though their offensive production came against the Braves, it is important to love baseball first, then your favorite team. That has always been my logic and I might get negative feedback, but that’s fine.
The Braves look to get back to their winning ways tonight at SunTrust Park. The Braves will send Jamie Garcia to the mound. In more exciting news Braves 1st baseman Freddie Freeman took throwing drills yesterday in warm ups. Freeman is still recovering from his fractured wrist but any positive signs are welcomed in Atlanta. It will be interesting to see how the Braves will use Rio Ruiz and Johan Camargo at 3rd base and who will eventually take over as the every day player in 2018. The series resumes tonight and all fingers are crossed for a Braves win in Atlanta. GO BRAVES!!!!!