The Braves walked off the Nationals in shocking fashion on Monday, overcoming a three-run deficit with a rally that culminated with a Dansby Swanson two-run homer. The club continues to find ways to win despite another bad outing from a starting pitcher. With a bevy of injuries and limited rotation options, the Braves have become an underdog very quickly, which makes each victory especially sweet. Those victories carry even more weight when they come against the defending world champs.
Atlanta won on Monday despite a bad outing from Touki Toussaint. The club can thank Adam Duvall and Dansby Swanson, who each delivered two-run homers in the ninth inning.
Updates on Acuña and Albies were less than stellar, as both appear destined to remain on the IL for a bit longer.
Braves manager Brian Snitker said Acuña “was still sore” when he arrived at Truist Park to have his left wrist evaluated on Monday afternoon. As for Albies, his right wrist is still limiting him when he takes swings from the right side of the plate.
Matt Adams returns from injury and Chad Sobotka continues his long ride on the Gwinnett shuttle, which has seemingly become his permanent home this season.
A cool moment for the Seager brothers.
The White Sox have led off two games in 2020 with back-to-back home runs. The historic aspect: both occurrences have come against Tigers starter Matt Boyd.