Sensory Overload

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WOW.

WHAT A DAY OF BASEBALL, YESTERDAY WAS.

That was the best day of baseball of my life that I can remember. There were zero letdowns or disappointments yesterday.

Two games against the Yankees, two wins against the Yankees. Ian Anderson carrying a no-hitter into the 6th inning of a game where the Braves hit 3 homeruns off of Gerrit Cole. Then Game 2 of the doubleheader, Fried did what he does. Holds the Yanks to 1 run so that Freddie Freeman can launch an opposite field 2-run homerun in the 6th to put the Bravos ahead for good.

Acuña Jr wasted NO TIME getting back to his MVP-Candidate caliber ways as he hit the longest homerun of his career (473 ft) off the widely regarded best pitcher in baseball on his first at-bat. Dansby continued his 2020 tear by adding a 2-run oppo taco a couple innings later, only for Ozuna to add another homerun the very next batter (ANOTHA ONE, DJ Khaled voice). Daily Double Markakis tied Babe Ruth on the all-time doubles list that also brought home Atlanta’s 5th run of the game.

IAN ANDERSON

Talks about a debut! The man started his first MLB game against a top 5 MLB lineup and made them look like the Pirates. This guy SHOVED. He made one mistake in 6 innings, ONE. I’m gonna say that again in slightly different words: a starting pitcher not named Max Fried threw 6 innings of baseball. The man has sealed his spot in the rotation. A rotation that come postseason time should look something like: Fried, Acquisition, Hamels, Anderson, Davidson?

Anderson’s final line is beautiful. See it for yourself: 6 innings pitched, 1 hit, 1 run, 1 earned run, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts, 1 homerun, 1.50 ERA.

With yesterday’s performance from both him & Fried, Braves Nation has to believe that the Braves are squarely in the World Series favorite conversation if we pull off a solid to major pitching addition ahead of Monday’s trade deadline.

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