Nine in a row for the Braves.
The Atlanta Braves picked up their ninth consecutive win after defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Friday night. Spencer Strider earned the start and tossed 5.2 frames. He struck out eight, walked one, and gave up four hits.
“He’s a really good competitor,” said Dansby Swanson on Strider’s third start. “And you combine that with his ability,” he added, “it just makes him that much more special. I’m glad he’s on our team.”
“I just saw my life flash before my eyes.” @LieutenantDans7 hit another key home run … but it was his Matrix move on the base paths to avoid @mattolson21‘s line drive that he was most thankful for. @Kelly_Crull caught up with the @Braves shortstop after the win. pic.twitter.com/0YsuIoeAuA
— Bally Sports: Braves (@BravesOnBally) June 11, 2022
Strider wasn’t the only Brave with a productive night. Dansby Swanson tallied three hits and recorded two RBI, courtesy of his two-run blast in the third inning.
Charlie Morton takes the mound this afternoon at 4:10 ET as the Braves seek their tenth consecutive win.
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