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Marcell Ozuna, Braves bid to continue power surge vs. Marlins – Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia 2022-05-21 07:40:07 –

The Atlanta Braves are beginning to receive the aggressive performance expected from Marcell Ozuna, who hit three home runs in the three-game series middle contest on Saturday night in the Miami Marlins.

Ozuna won 2-5 in Atlanta 5-3 on Friday, extending his seven consecutive hits. In the meantime he is hitting .310 (9 to 29).

This is quite different from the previous stretch, which lasted 16 games without extra-base hits and did without home runs in 22 games.

“I know what a guy like Marcel can do,” said Braves manager Brian Snitker. “When he gets hot, he carries you. That means he can carry the team on his back. It’s like what we wanted. He came out of (series vs.) Milwaukee. I felt good. I feel good here. “

Ozuna hit one of the three home runs that the Braves started on Friday. The club has 50, two behind the National League leader Milwaukee Brewers.

The right-handed pair begins Saturday when Atlanta sends Kyle Wright (3-2, 2.79 ERA) to Eliza Hernandez (2-3, 6.15) in Miami.

Hernandez is 0-2, 6.75 ERA with three starts in May. At his final start against Milwaukee on May 15, he allowed five runs (two goals) in four innings and suffered two consecutive losses. Hernandez allowed 10 home runs in the 332.3 innings this season.

Hernandez owns a 3.22 ERA 1-1 record with 11 career appearances (6 starts) against the Braves. He played against Atlanta on April 23 and allowed 7 hits and 5 home runs (3 home runs) in the 42/3 innings.

Wright is off to a sixth quality start of the season. He allowed San Diego Padres 3 runs (1 win) in 6 1/3 innings on May 15. He hit 9 and walked 2, but there was no decision. He hasn’t won since April 28th.

Wright has at least four starts and is supported by the fewest runs of any Atlanta pitcher. The Braves have an average of only 1.8 runs on his behalf.

Wright is 1-2, recording 4.74 ERA in four career starts with the Marlins. He threw 6 innings scoreless and hit 11 before winning Miami vs. 22 on April 22nd.

The Marlins were pleased to bring Jorge Soler back into the lineup on Friday. He missed three games due to a backache, but returned to 2-4 with a 413-foot home run. Solar hits only 0.204, but has six of his eight home runs in May.

“He looks fine,” Miami manager Don Mattingly said of Solar. “I don’t know if he’s putting pressure on himself or if he wasn’t feeling well in the spring training. He got some hits but didn’t have many at bats yet. Is starting to see. He seems to have a kind of rhythm. We are in a good place with him now. “

Atlanta’s Ronald Acuña Jr. played 2-4 on Friday, extending his on-base streak to 27 games dating back to last season. The Braves used Acuña as a designated hitter instead of the right wing to reduce the damage to his right knee. He remained aggressive and stole the seventh base of the season.

-Field level media

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