The Braves, 3-7 in their last 10 games entering Monday, have struggled mightily on their cold road trip. They lost three of four to Pittsburgh and were swept mercilessly by Detroit. With the Nationals looming, Braves fans felt uneasy about the direction this team was heading entering play against their toughest opponent within the division.
Today’s hero was Jordan Schafer. Yes, the same Jordan Schafer who fizzled out of prospect status, got sent to the Astros, and now is back with the Braves as a 5th outfielder. The Braves have had an awful go of it with their lead off hitters since the beginning of the season. Schafer reached base four times in four appearances, including three walks. He was the table setter for the Braves 3-2 win over the Washington Nationals. » Continue reading “Braves Halt Losing Streak”