Coming off a victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Atlanta Braves add another W in the column, this time over the Toronto Blue Jays. The game featured a lively crowd in Dunedin Stadium from the Blue Jays’ home stadium in Dunedin, Florida.
— Stephen Cabrera (@IAmStCa) March 6, 2018
Braves Dominate from the Start
The Braves would strike first, with a scoring run in the second from an Alex Jackson score. Jackson would start out with a single in the top of the second, before stealing three bases successfully to put Atlanta on the board.
Toronto would wait until the bottom of the third inning to retaliate. Dominican right fielder Teoscar Hernandez would hit an absolutely beautiful swing to send the ball flying out of the park for a homer, which would tie the game at 1-1.
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) March 7, 2018
The Braves, however, would not take that kindly. Coming off the score, Atlanta’s third baseman Rio Ruiz would respond with a homer of his own, which would be a double score. The other score came from the Braves’ other third baseman, Austin Riley.
Atlanta’s scoring output would continue when Carlos Franco hit another home run for Atlanta to bring the score to 4-1. Finally, Riley would hit a homer of his own with a fly ball to left field to bring Atlanta’s lead to 5-1.
The final box score for the matchup was five runs with eight hits for Atlanta to Toronto’s one run and five hits. The Braves ride a four-game win streak and will next host the Baltimore Orioles at Champion Stadium in the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Walt Disney World, located in Orlando.
Toronto will travel to Lakeland for a matchup against the Detroit Tigers from Publix Field at Joker Merchant Stadium. Both games are scheduled for a 1:05 p.m. start time.
(I’d like to also show some love to Larry Blackwood, for being a gracious usher and know’s what’s up with Disney. Check out his profile by Skyler Lebron.)