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Braves News: Matt Olson Reaches 50 Home Runs, Kyle Wright Returns from Injury, more

Quite the day in Philly for the Braves.

MLB: Game Two-Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

With a Monday double-header against their division rivals in Philly, it was already going to be an active day for the Braves.

And overall, Monday was full of offense, as the Braves beat the Phillies 10-8 in Game 1 but lost 7-5 to the Phillies in Game 2.

For Atlanta, a split of the Monday doubleheader is probably a perfectly acceptable outcome. However, beyond the score, it also was a good day for several individual Braves.

Ronald Acuna Jr. finished the day right at an OPS of 1.000 on the season, adding a home run and stolen base plus a few runs to boost his MVP resume. Matt Olson had his eighth multiple home run game of the season and now sits at 50 home runs on the season. He is only the second Brave to reach that mark, and as a result, is now just one home run away from Andruw Jones’s franchise record of 51.

But perhaps the most significant news of the day was the return of Kyle Wright to the Braves rotation. Yes, he struggled, which is not all that surprising after being away due to injury for over four months. But the fact that he has now returned and has a bit of time to hopefully find some normalcy and success to perhaps be an option for the postseason is certainly a positive.

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