Can the Bravos be stopped?
He may shake that sign off.
The Atlanta Braves have been on an amazing tear, as they now have a 9 game winning streak. Fresh off handling their main competition in the NL East, the Washington Nationals, they have now have 3 series sweeps in a row. This is due in large part to the decisions of Manager Freddie Gonzalez.
He has made the necessary moves to keep the hot hands going, and doesn’t play a struggling veteran just to keep them happy. The offseason acquisition of the first Upton brother, B.J., has been struggling thus far into the season, and Gonzalez has moved him around in the lineup to get him going. He also sat Jason Heyward for him to regroup for a game. He has made an effort to keep Evan Gattis and his blazing bat in the lineup, even playing him at first base while starting Gerald Laird for a game.
You might as well call him Thor, because he is not from this earth. He now has 4 homeruns on this young season, and his most recent was off of the Nationals right-handed phenom, Steven Strasburg. The Braves seem to be really good at sweeping teams now that their catcher is a former janitor.
Of course, the MVP of the season so far has to be Justin Upton, who now has 7 homeruns and is tearing the cover off of the ball as he contributed most recently in their 9-0 win over the Nattitude-less Nationals as they completed the sweep of the series. This team looks to be one destined for something great, it will be fun to see what happens.
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