These Atlanta Braves players have consistently had great success during the winning streak.
Finally, that Atlanta Braves are back to play their brand of championship-caliber baseball.
After a poor first two months of the season, the Braves didn’t lose a game in June. They’re currently riding a league-best 10-game winning streak. Indeed, while division rivals the Philadelphia Phillies are driving a 9-gamer themselves, the NL East isn’t over yet and the hated New York Mets better watch out. What’s gotten into the Braves lately during their current rift?
They may be piling Ws on bad teams, but that’s what they had to do during this part of their schedule. Still, we have to give these three players credit for being massive catalysts in Atlanta finally turning the corner. Sure, there are others, but without these three positional players, the Braves aren’t currently on their best winning streak in about a decade.
May the paths of victory continue, gentlemen.
Atlanta Braves: 3 Biggest Catalysts During Their 10-Game Winning Streak
Michael Harris II
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Calling Michael Harris II from Double-A Mississippi was life changing
Up until this current winning streak, Atlanta’s biggest problem had been outfield defense. Forcing Adam Duvall to play midfield every day left him legless and struggling with the plate. After the Atlanta brass got fed up with Winder native Travis Demeritte never scoring, the Braves rolled the dice to challenge top contender Michael Harris II of Double-A Mississippi. It works.
The Stockbridge native has not only provided elite defense in midfield, but is also unafraid of shots in the batter’s box, mostly hitting the #9 hole. He got into the big leagues because of his glove, but his racquet got in the clutch more than a few times in that winning streak. Harris played so well that he may never play a game for triple-AAA Gwinnett in his life. So the guy is here to stay.
Without question, the best thing about him being on the lineup every day is that his best attributes (glove, speed and hitting on time) have taken the pressure off key teammates like Duvall to go out and play their best baseball brand. His incredible catch caused Kyle Wright to turn his head away from the mound, as did Andruw and Druw Jones, who watched dumbfounded from their lower seats.
Not to say he’s already an NL Rookie of the Year nominee, but Harris feels right at home at The ATL.
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