Austin Riley was smacking baseballs all by way of Chase Field on Monday evening. Adam Duvall hit one so exhausting it left the yard by an extended, great distance.

The Atlanta Braves have ridden the ups and downs of a playoff race for weeks now. It’s protected to say this was undoubtedly one in every of many good days.

PITCHER IN A PINCH

The Braves used pitcher Max Fried as a pinch hitter all through the fifth inning. He coaxed a seven-pitch stroll from Taylor Widener.

Fried has been an impressive hitter this season, notably for a pitcher, batting .306 with three doubles in 49 at-bats. It was his fourth look as a pinch hitter in 2021.

MAKING MOVES

The Diamondbacks referred to as up Mejía from Triple-A Reno so he could begin. To make room on the roster, they optioned RHP Brandyn Sittinger to Reno following Sunday’s sport.

UP NEXT

The Diamondbacks ship RHP Luke Weaver (3-5, 4.42 ERA) to the mound Tuesday. Snitker talked about RHP Jesse Chavez (3-2, 2.67) will open a bullpen sport for the Braves.