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The Daily Chop: Offense explodes as Max Fried returns

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The Braves got back on the offensive warpath last night.

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The Braves offense was looking a bit tired going into their off day yesterday. Fortunately, the return of Max Fried from the injured list and the off day were exactly what the team needed as the Braves thumped the Mets by the final score of 15-2.

Fried looked a little rusty at times in his return, but even rusty Max Fried is significantly better than any option that the Braves have on their active roster. Going five innings in this rotation feels like a huge accomplishment and hopefully Max can get back to his previous form where he was looking like one of the better pitchers in the league.

As for the offense, well...there was a lot of good news as the team connected for six home runs and got contributions up and down the lineup including a pair of homers from Ozzie Albies who looks like his former self. In addition to Ozzie, Austin Riley, Ronald Acuna Jr., Travis d’Arnaud, and Marcell Ozuna all went yard. As for Freddie Freeman, he continued his MVP campaign with a three hit night with a pair of RBI.

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