Matt Olson and Travis d’Arnaud both homered, but the Atlanta Braves came up short in a 6-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds Sunday at Truist Park. Atlanta has to settle for a split in the series and will continue their homestand Monday against the Washington Nationals.
Ian Anderson needed 28 pitches to escape the first inning and was never able to full settle in. He didn’t make it out of the fifth and was charged with allowing five runs in just 2 2/3 innings. Olson added three more hits, giving him eight for the series, including his first homer in a Braves uniform.
Hunter Greene was impressive in his major league debut allowing three runs and striking out seven over six innings. He showed off that trade mark velocity and a good slider that had the Braves off balance until late in his start.