The return of Max Fried from the 7-Day Concussion Injured List gave them a boost last night as they pulled off a huge series win.
In fact, it was the pitching that carried the Braves in this series.
Spencer Strider, Charlie Morton, and Fried collectively threw 18.2 innings, allowed just 10 hits, walked two batters, struck out 22, and gave up just three runs during the Braves’ recent series with the Mets.
Spencer Strider, Charlie Morton, and Max Fried in this series:
18.2 IP, 10 H, 2 BB, 3 ER, 22 Ks
Don’t try to tell me the #Braves starters aren’t capable of going head-to-head with the Mets.
— Jake Mastroianni (@ShortStopBall) August 19, 2022
Braves Staff Stiffens Up
There’s nobody who can say that the Braves can’t go toe to toe with the Mets and their elite pitching staff.
The Braves have proven to be just as good and more than capable of not only going toe to toe with them, but also, beating them.
This was a huge series for the Braves, as they proved that if the Mets want to win the NL East, they’ll have to go through Atlanta first.
It is the Braves who have won the NL East four consecutive years and won the World Series a season ago.
The Braves definitely are not going away.
The race in the NL East is heating up.
We’ve got two teams with elite pitching staffs that can go head-to-head with each other.
A postseason series between these two teams would certainly be a lot of fun to watch.
The Braves and Mets are evenly matched with each other, and the Braves and their starters proved that this week with their dominance.
It’s going to be exciting to watch this race unfold in September.