The Atlanta Braves have yet to veer back into the win column after dropping game two to the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-1 on Tuesday night. Atlanta’s lone run came off the bat of Austin Riley in the form of a two-out double in the bottom of the first. The Dodgers’ pitching staff was able to silence the Braves offense, who tallied just five hits.
Spencer Strider made the start and tossed six innings. He allowed four runs, two of which were earned. Despite his shaky performance, he still fanned 11 Dodgers, giving him his 10th game with 10+ strikeouts.
10 career games with 10+ strikeouts ⛽️— Bally Sports: Braves (@BravesOnBally) May 24, 2023
Spencer Strider has only made 30 MLB starts. pic.twitter.com/1eW1mFjTJf
“Normally I get away with a few mistakes in a game but tonight I didn’t,” Strider said postgame. “I’ve got to give credit to them. They’re capable of making you pay.”
“Generally, I hold myself to the standard that if I get a guy with two strikes and he gets on base then I’ve messed up,” he added. “There were a couple of times I didn’t execute. Sometimes you get away with it, but they’re talented.”
The Braves were handed their 19th loss of the season and look to avoid the sweep with Bryce Elder on the bump this evening.
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