Braves return to form in home opener, down Phillies 8-1

0-4 is not how Atlanta wanted to begin their 2021 campaign. However, a double-header sweep of the Nationals Wednesday (4/7) and a characteristic offensive performance against Philidelphia at Truist Park Friday night has ATL churning in the right direction.

Charlie Morton (1-1) salted away his first strong performance of the season:

6.0 IP | 4 H | 1 ER | 1 BB | 7 K | W

Ronald Acuña Jr. inked another 4-hit game including a 456ft blast to leapfrog the Fightin’ Phils for good.

Reigning MVP Freddy Freeman and rookie prospect Ehire Adrianza also went deep as visions of last year’s violent offense flashed before our eyes.

The MVFree encore is going well 💪

Originally tweeted by Bally Sports: Braves (@BravesOnBally) on April 10, 2021.

Welcome to Atlanta, Ehire Adrianza!

#ForTheA

Originally tweeted by Atlanta Braves (@Braves) on April 10, 2021.

Atlanta’s bullpen was efficient in relief to ice the game:

3.0 IP | 2 H | 1 BB | 3 K

The Braves play Game 2 of the series Saturday 4/10 with a chance to grab their first series victory of the season.

Ian Anderson vs. Zach Elflin Saturday 4/10 7:20 EST

Kirkland/Getty Images Fiume/Getty Images

Published by jfhendon

Recent graduate from the University of Alabama seeking employment as a Multi-Media Journalist

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