Atlanta sports fans had mixed emotions last night.
Once again, the Braves fell at home to the Dodgers in a game that wasn’t particularly close, losing 5-1. This series has been disappointing to watch as it appears that the Dodgers are simply the better team, which can be a hard pill to swallow.
Atlanta utilized six pitchers last night, including newly acquired Jonny Venters, but none of them were able to slow down the red-hot Los Angeles offense.
The Braves also had an injury scare last night, with a wild pitch hitting Ronald Acuña Jr. in the leg. Luckily, the pitch mostly collided with Acuña’s shin guard, so the left fielder was able to stay in the game.
United hold of Montreal
Josef Martinez scored two more goals (shocking, right?) and Atlanta picked up its 14th win of the season in Montreal against the Impact, 2-1.
The victory keeps keeps United an arms length ahead of New York in the standings, which will be something to keep an eye on as the MLS Playoffs get closer and closer.
McKinley, Ridley injured
At Falcons training camp Saturday, two key players sustained injuries, though head coach Dan Quinn says neither appear to be serious.
Tak McKinley sustained a shoulder injury, which has been described as more of a bruise, and Calvin Ridley sustained a hamstring injury.
Don’t be surprised if neither player is in action at the Falcons’ open practice on Sunday.
Coming up tonight
The Falcons will have an open practice at Mercedes Benz Stadium for fans to come watch the team in action. They’ve already announced that they’re expecting over 60,000 for the event, which will begin with a roof-opening ceremony at noon.
The Braves will look to salvage a win with the conclusion of their series against the Dodgers. First pitch is at 1:35.