The Braves got some great news on Wednesday, as the club announced that Ronald Acuna and Drew Smyly will be able to return to action this weekend. Acuna is expected to rejoin the lineup on Friday, while Smyly will get the start on Saturday. The Atlanta offense could use the boost of having Acuna back in the lineup, as they were notably quiet against the Yankees over the past two games.
The Braves offense was kept relatively quiet, as noted above, but it didn’t matter as Ian Anderson was outstanding. The right-hander kept the Yankees off-balance all night, utilizing all three of his pitches to establish himself. Austin Riley homered as well, which was much-needed for the Atlanta third baseman.
Getting these two players back will certainly help a banged-up Braves team.
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