Rough break, lack of offense costing Braves in loss to Brewers

One of my Friday walks I left running. Matzik threw 23 shots, all of which were fast balls.

“Just like attacking guys,[sedans]can wrestle with things, feel, launch point and rhythm,” said Braves manager Brian Snitker. “So we hope to keep working with him there and bring him back because we know what he can do.”

The Brewers scored one run on a grounder who became a force outside and another in a rally laden with rules. They have scored the last two goals in one game, the second of those to score after Ozzie Albies, who had stopped short in diving, fired a foul.

McHugh was tasked with two earned runs and Matzik another (neither of the two earned runs).

2. The Braves collected only three hits, and two were in the house (Ronald Acuña and Dansby Swanson). They only took two hits with the runners at the scoring center and left only two men at the base.

They couldn’t get much of anything.

They have struggled against left-handed Eric Lauer, who now has a 1.82 ERA this season.

“He’s got the little bouncy in a fastball, too,” Snicker said. “it’s hard.”

3. Immediately after Acuña made contact with the ball, he fell to the ground. However, the ball still flew through the air as the crowd roared.

In the loss, Acuña launched his first home run in 2022. He traveled 450 feet and left his racket at 112 miles per hour, according to Baseball Savant.

“I knew I had all this,” Acuña said through translator Franco Garcia. “I just fell because I slipped a little bit at the end after that.”

Is it okay. No injury there. Just a ball flew a long way.

Homer stood this fourth inning as the only stroke of the brave in the game until Albis finished seventh.

Acuña only hits 0.207 since his comeback, but his bats have improved as he gains more from them.

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Braves Jitcher delivers Spencer Strider to Milwaukee Brewers’ whiskey during the fifth inning at Trust Park on Friday, May 6, 2022, in Atlanta. (Jason Getz / Jason.Getz@ajc.com)

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Braves Jitcher delivers Spencer Strider to Milwaukee Brewers' whiskey during the fifth inning at Trust Park on Friday, May 6, 2022, in Atlanta.  (Jason Getz / Jason.Getz@ajc.com)

Credit: Jason Getz / Jason.Getz@ajc.com

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Braves Jitcher delivers Spencer Strider to Milwaukee Brewers’ whiskey during the fifth inning at Trust Park on Friday, May 6, 2022, in Atlanta. (Jason Getz / Jason.Getz@ajc.com)

Credit: Jason Getz / Jason.Getz@ajc.com

Credit: Jason Getz / Jason.Getz@ajc.com

4. Ironically, it can be hard to miss the bat when the bowler is trying so hard to miss it. That’s why Strider changed his style and didn’t try to be perfect.

“I would say you have to have some kind of passive aggressiveness in this game,” Strider said. “No matter how good your stuff is, when you’re looking for something, it’s usually hard to get it. Only when you trust it, go from pitch to pitch and never let some particular count or situation become too big or too small or anything, You usually stay where you want to be in the middle, and things usually work out.”

Strider, who followed opener Jesse Chavez, was brilliant. His mastery has, up to this point, deepened the cast of The Braves.

Over four goal-free innings, Strider has made eight of the Brewers, the highest of his career in the majors. Prior to that, the Braves bowlers had hit no fewer than eight hits during their outing only four times this season: Kyle Wright did it three times and Max Fried did it once.

Strider’s fast ball averaged 98.1 mph. Hit three numbers a few times and topped out at 101 mph. This electrical stuff allowed him to work about four strokes, including my husband’s, to keep the Braves within walking distance.

5. The brave decided to use Chavez as an opener. Snicker said he would have come out for the second half had he been so sharp in the first half. Ideally, the Braves wanted him to go through about five or so hitters before they went to Strider.

Chavez allowed a run twice, both on Rudy Telles double to the wall in the center field. Adam Duvall played well defensively, but it seems he didn’t read well about this match and couldn’t play.

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5 – Entering Friday’s game, the Brewers Lauer player allowed five winning runs during his first four starts. The Braves carried to runs they earned over 6 1/3 of innings.

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“Someone has to win, someone has to lose. Tonight, it was our turn, but we’ll be ready to go out swinging tomorrow.” – Akunya on the loss

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Braves lefty Max Fried will face off with Brewers righty Corbin Burnes, NL Cy Young Award winner. Saturday game starts at 7:20 pm

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