Max Fried silenced the Dodgers and the doubters over the weekend


The Braves more than took care of business over the weekend in LA by taking three-of-four from the Dodgers. There were so many positive takeaways from the weekend including a stellar outing from Max Fried. The Braves’ ace went seven innings allowing just three hits and no runs. He also allowed only two walks and struck out ten Dodgers. This was clearly Fried’s best outing since retuning from the IL several weeks ago.

The one question mark headed into the series was if the Braves’ starting staff could silence the red-hot bats of the Dodgers. Fried along with Charlie Morton, Bryce Elder and Spencer Strider all had representative outings. Taking the series from LA showcased not only that the Braves are clearly the best team in the National League, but also that their starting staff is able to handle one of the better lineups in all of baseball.

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“If you had any doubts about the Braves with this series as a litmus test, they silenced any doubters,” Mike Bell proclaimed.

“Fried looked very good too, Mike. We still have concerns over what Fried we’re getting. Are we getting 2021 World Series Fried? Or are we getting I’m still rehabbing Fried? He looked like 2021 World Series Fried” Carl Dukes explained.

The Braves will now take on a struggling Cardinal and Pirates squad at home with a chance to further distance themselves from the Dodgers after their productive weekend. Spencer Strider, and now Charlie Morton, will also continue their path towards a Cy Young nomination.

Featured Image Photo Credit: September 1, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Max Fried (54) throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports