The Atlanta Braves capped off a slow day on the news front with a disappointing 11-10 loss to the Cincinnati Reds, who have now won their 12th consecutive game. The Braves cranked five homers, but it wasn’t enough to outlast the red-hot Cincinnati offense.
Friday’s game was a tough one to recap, so here are a few takeaways:
- The Braves’ bats came out HOT in the first
- AJ Smith-Shawver was off to a hot start but never recovered from a couple mistakes
- Collin McHugh put together another rough outing
- Reds rookie Elly de la Cruz is really good at baseball
All in all, the Braves fell to 48-27 and look to recover from a tumultuous game one loss with game two this afternoon at 4:10 ET.
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