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Braves News: 14 straight wins, Strider dominates, Albies surgery, more

We are halfway through June and the Braves have not lost.

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Braves have now won fourteen (14) straight games and this is extremely fun. What is less fun is Ozzie Albies having surgery on his fractured foot, though the surgery was successful and multiple reporters around the team have said that he is expected to return this season, so it could have been worse. All of us will be hoping for a speedy and successful recovery for Ozzie.

Spencer Strider was fantastic on Wednesday, with 11 strikeouts and only 1 hit allowed over 5.2 innings. Austin Riley hit two homers, and Orlando Arcia homered for the second straight night, reaching base five times in his first start in place of Albies. Michael Harris, Ozuna and Swanson were each on base three times as well, to boost the Braves to eight total runs on the night. With the Mets also getting clobbered by the Brewers, the Braves are now only 4.0 games behind New York in the divisional standings, with a lot of season left and a lot of head to head games remaining. The Braves have an off-day Thursday before heading to Chicago to face the Cubs, who are another lackluster opponent for Atlanta.

Braves News

Here is our game recap for Atlanta’s fourteenth straight win, this time in the form of an 8-2 victory to complete a three game sweep of the Nationals.

Ozzie Albies had a successful surgery on his fractured foot on Wednesday.

Eric and Ivan wrote about what Dansby Swanson’s contract could look like in his upcoming free agency.

We also compiled a list of Braves-related Fathers’ Day gift ideas.

MLB News

The Astros threw two immaculate innings in one game on Wednesday, for the first time in history.

A switch ***PITCHING*** prospect threw at the MLB Draft Combine and struck out two batters pitching left-handed and three pitching right-handed.

Here is MLB Pipeline’s latest mock draft.

Top prospect Adley Rutschman hit his first career major league home run on Wednesday.

Here are some injury updates from around the league on the likes of Fernando Tatis, Juan Soto, Jacob deGrom, Anthony Rendon, and more.

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