Athletics vs. Braves - Game Summary - June 8, 2022

Athletics vs. Braves – Game Summary – June 8, 2022

ATLANTA — Ian Anderson says the Atlanta Braves’ sudden turnaround is “hard to describe.”

One of the obvious factors in the team’s best-of-seven winning streak of the season is rookie Michael Harris.

Harris gave Atlanta the lead with a run three times In the fifth inning that spoiled Jared Koenig’s first major league appearance, the rookie Braves beat the Oakland Athletic 13-2 on Wednesday night.

A crowd of 42,075 galvanized Harris, and his clutch swing set off a spree of additional base strokes that included four homeowners.

“It feels really good,” Harris said. “You made our bats roll.”

Anderson made six solid runs and the Braves recovered from a 2-0 deficit on the second night in a row to sweep the two-game series.

A lost eight in a row and 11 of 13.

The Braves, the world champion, struggled for most of the first two months, winning no more than two straight games before coming off with their first real winning streak. It’s no coincidence that the Braves found their way to a sustained win almost immediately after Harris, the team’s top potential player, was called up from Double-A Mississippi on May 28.

Impressed with his big defensive roles in midfield, Harris demonstrated his attacking potential with a triple and a double on Wednesday night.

“He was really impressive, we talked defensively, and his rackets were really good,” Braves coach Brian Sneeker said.

“I feel like I belong,” Harris said, hitting 268.

The 28-year-old Koenig took a 2-1 lead through four rounds after completing his long way to the big leagues that included spending the 2017-19 seasons in the independent leagues. The 6-foot-5, left-handed man did not come out in fifth.

After Marcell Ozuna, who had moved up to third in the Adam Duvall double from the left field wall, faced Koenig Harris in a rookie match. Harris’s left-handed hit passed first baseman Seth Brown into the right corner, driving in Ozuna and Duvall to give the Braves a 3-2 lead.

Harris was safe when he slid his head over to third base. With two wins, Homer Austin Riley of Domingo Acevedo extended the lead 5-2. William Contreras, Ozzy Albis and Duval too In the Atlanta blast of 13 strikes.

Albis’ three-game shotwhich had barely cleared the left field wall over Chad Bender’s jumping gauntlet, and Duvall’s two-running lead was the big hit in seven rounds seven.

Harris added a double seventh inning, complete with another prime header at second base. He scored in Riley’s song to advance 7-2.

Anderson (5-3) allowed two runs and six hits.

Koenig (0-1) allowed four runs in five strokes and two in four innings.

Ramon Laureano doubled the Scoring on the field And Sean Murphy had a fourth-place single in Oakland twice.

The Brave’s winning streak (30-27) pushed three games over .500.

“We’re kind of doing the right things now and that kind of leads us to victories,” Anderson said, adding, “You have to stick with it for as long as you can.”

Rocky News

Koenig became the 20th rookie to play for the Auckland team this season, shy of a team record in 2008. He is the 13th Olympic rookie bowler, who sets a team record.

Domingo Tapia was named Class A to Triple-A Las Vegas when Koenig was called up from Las Vegas. The right to right Gabe Kloposets was assigned to the appointment.

Duty to purify

Masked Christian Bethancourt, who appeared in eighth place as a discus hitter, has been in the game until Playground mop duty At the bottom of the half. The right-hander got three times in a row. He previously made six joint appearances with San Diego in the 2016-2017 season.

coach room

Braves C Travis d’Arnaud (left forearm) has been suspended after another day with a Sunday pitch injury. He could return to the squad on Thursday night. …from Eddie Rosario, listed for 10 days on April 25 with blurred vision and swollen right retina, increases his hitting and field training. …Snitker said that RHP Collin McHugh, who is listed as having COVID-19 on Tuesday, “continues to feel uncomfortable.”

next one

Athletics: RHP James Kaprielian (0-3, 6.06), who has a 7.98 ERA in his last three starts, will try for his first win as Oakland continues his nine-game wild ride with his first four in Cleveland against LHP Konnor Pilkington (1- 0, 2.65) Thursday night

The Braves: LHP Max Fried (5-2, 2.74) will face Pittsburgh RHP JT Brubaker (0-5, 4.70) when Atlanta opened a four-game streak at home against the Pirates Thursday night. Fried was 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA in three starting runs against Pittsburgh, but allowed only one run in seven rounds of a 7-1 home win on May 23, 2021.


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