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The Daily Chop: Braves pick up win in crucial road series, Atlanta’s postseason odds, and more

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An impressive night on the bump for Fried.

Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

Eight games remain. Atlanta holds a 1.5 game lead over the Phillies, courtesy of a brilliant start from Max Fried. Fried threw nine innings, his second Maddux of the season, retiring 27 Padres on 98 pitches.

Despite dropping the remainder of the suspended game from July, the bats came to life early in the first “official” game of the series as Austin Riley scorched a ball to right field to score Ozzie Albies. The remaining runs came off the bats of Dansby Swanson and Adam Duvall, who sealed the deal for a 4-0 Braves win.

Up next, the Braves take on the Padres for game two of the series with Huascar Ynoa (3.43 ERA) on the mound. First pitch is scheduled for 7:15ET.

More Braves News:

  • The Triple-A Stripers and Double-A Braves have moved onto the postseason and look to bring a championship to the farm.
  • Braves prospect Vaughn Grissom has made a name for himself on the farm. The 20 year-old shortstop carries a .418 on-base percentage and has one of the biggest bats in the lineup.
  • Battery Power, a new Braves YouTube show featuring Cory McCartney and Grant McAauley, drops on Monday.

MLB News:

The St. Louis Cardinals are getting hot at the right time. They have tied the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics for the longest win streak of the season with 13 consecutive wins.