Swanson went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run, a triple and an additional run scored in a loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday. With Atlanta trailing by three runs in the fifth inning, Swanson came through with a three-run blast to left field to temporarily tie the score. The long ball was his 11th of the season pushed his RBI total to 30. He is slashing .237/.286/.448 on the campaign.
Swanson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Nationals. His second-inning shot off Jon Lester got Atlanta on the board and extended Swanson's hitting streak to 11 games, a stretch during which he's slashing .372/.378/.767. The streak has boosted his batting average on the season to .239, and the shortstop also has nine homers, two steals, 22 runs and 23 RBI through 53 contests.
Dansby Swanson made his 500th career hit a memorable one, a two-run homer that capped a four-run rally and sent the Atlanta Braves to a 5-1 win over the visiting Washington Nationals on Thursday. The shortstop drilled his 10th home run into the left-field bleachers in the sixth inning, extending...
The Atlanta Braves earned a much-needed 5-1 win over the Washington Nationals Thursday afternoon thanks to a strong performance by Tucker Davidson and some timely hitting (finally!). Davidson was in control from the start and was impressive while allowing just one hit over 5 2/3 scoreless innings. He did walk...
ATLANTA (AP) – Dansby Swanson continued his power surge by hitting a two-run homer in Atlanta’s four-run sixth inning and the Braves beat Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals 5-1. Braves left-hander Tucker Davidson, recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett for his second start of the season, allowed only one hit in 5 2/3 scoreless innings. He walked five batters with five strikeouts. Swanson extended his hitting streak to a career-best 12 games. He has five homers in the streak, including in back-to-back games against Washington. The homer landed about halfway up the left-field seats. Ozzie Albies drove in two runs with three hits.
The Atlanta Braves are about to open a three-game series against the first place New York Mets at Citi Field and we will soon learn how they are going to go about replacing Marcell Ozuna in the lineup, at least in the short term. There is a lot going on in Braves Country so thank you to everyone that sent in questions for the mailbag this week. We will do it again soon.
Dansby Swanson has always been an interesting player. His pedigree as a number one overall pick has never quite aligned with his career production, but the flashes of his upside have always been visible since he got to the Big Leagues. Swanson didn’t get a ton of time at the...
Swanson went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 7-1 win over Pittsburgh. The shortstop provided some insurance with his sixth-inning blast off Pittsburgh starter JT Brubaker. The hot-hitting Swanson has gone 10-for-19 (.526) with three homers, four doubles, four RBI and six runs scored in his last five games. The 27-year-old's season slash line is up to .237/.295/.445 with eight homers, 19 RBI, 20 runs scored and two stolen bases in 47 contests overall.
Swanson went 3-for-4 with a double, a solo home run and two additional runs scored in Friday's 20-1 rout of the Pirates. His seventh-inning blast off Chasen Shreve was one of seven Atlanta homers on the night. Swanson has gone yard in back-to-back games while reeling off three straight multi-hit efforts, and he's hitting .296 (21-for-71) in May with five of his seven home runs on the season.
Swanson actually ended the night with a couple of hard-hit balls, resulting in a double and a single. Still, his batting average is just over the Mendoza Line (.209), and OPS isn’t much better (.631). But as bad as the stats are, the eye test is even worse. He looks a lot like he did early in his career, and honestly, I thought those days were well behind us.
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Swanson went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and three strikeouts in Thursday's 8-4 loss to the Blue Jays. Swanson was hitless in eight at-bats across the last two games, but he hit his third home run in his last six contests Thursday. Swanson is now slashing .213/.282/.382 with five home runs, 12 RBI and 12 runs this season.