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Braves News: Braves win second series of season, bottom of lineup producing, plus more

Atlanta performs well over the weekend against Milwaukee.

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Charlie Morton had his best start of the season.

The Braves offense produced one of its best games of the season.

And the end result was a series win over one the best teams in baseball. After Max Fried put together another outstanding start on Saturday, Charlie Morton continued to progress past his early season struggles with a good performance on Sunday. Sure, he still had to work through trouble, but the curveball was performing well enough to keep the Brewers off balance for five innings.

Another big story from the weekend was the continued production from the second half of the Braves order. Since April 22nd, the Braves 6-9 hitters, as a collective unit, have been the best in baseball. Compared to other MLB teams combined production from that portion of the lineup, the Braves lead baseball in OPS and ISO and are tied for the lead in home runs and BB% over the aforementioned time span . With the recent struggles of Matt Olson and Marcel Ozuna, the successes of Dansby Swanson, Adam Duvall, and Travis d’Arnaud could not have come at a better time. Hopefully, this offensive success will continue throughout May, and the Braves can put together more series wins over the next few weeks.

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MLB News

  • Highly touted Mariners prospect George Kirby was impressive during his Major League Debut on Sunday in an extra-innings win for Seattle.
  • Mother’s Day was full of walk-offs on Sunday, including Shohei Ohtani and Anthony Rendon leading the Angels to an impressive win.
  • Both Jorge Alfaro with the Padres and Gleyber Torres with the Yankees provided heroic home runs on Sunday.
  • Gerardo Parra, who played most of his 12-year career with the Diamondbacks and Nationals, retired Sunday.
  • Twins right-hander Chris Paddack, who was acquired from the Padres right before the season, left his Sunday start due to pain in his elbow.
  • The Diamondbacks are ready to make the future now as they promoted one of baseball’s best position prospects in Alek Thomas to the majors on Sunday.

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