Ozzie Albies put Atlanta up 1-0 in the 3rd with a hit back through the box that he turned into a double thanks to some heads up base running.
Ender Inciarte extended the lead in the fifth when he jumped on an inside cutter from Tyson Ross and drove it into the Chop House for a solo home run. Inciarte went 2-for-3 in the game, scored twice and drove in two runs.
Might've been a trap but the route efficiency was pic.twitter.com/C28fENgC48— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 15, 2018
The Braves are playing so good now that even their ball boys are getting in on the action.
Freddie Freeman had a quiet night for the most part but did extend his hitting streak to eight-straight games with an eighth inning double.
Anibal Sanchez was the story tonight allowing just four hits over seven shutout innings. He struck out six and walked no one while lowering his ERA to a crisp 1.93 for the season.
"This is a special team. … We’re having fun and hopefully we’re going to take it to the playoffs.”— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) June 15, 2018
— Ender Inciarte after @Braves edge Padres to become second NL team to reach 40-win plateau. #Braves | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/3D4KaHV7bA
“You definitely look at him as a pitcher (now) … He can do some different things."— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) June 15, 2018
— Tyler Flowers on Anibal Sanchez’s dominant outing … and that phantom HBP.@Braves | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/wsJ6B2ZXGM
“Right now I’m trying to use my experience … I just tried to keep those guys out of balance."— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) June 15, 2018
— Anibal Sanchez on his third straight outing of two runs or less allowed as he stifled Padres.@Braves | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/VmNmCzzrUM