Matt Olson

Braves: Matt Olson breaks franchise record in first season in Atlanta, potential to break MLB record

Much has been made about the homecoming of Freddie Freeman in recent days. He fired his agent, and then a report surfaced that Casey Close never told Freeman about the team’s final offer, which is why Freeman fired him. It was an emotional weekend for him and Braves Country, but there’s another party affected by all of this — Atlanta’s new first baseman, Matt Olson.
Picture for Braves: Matt Olson breaks franchise record in first season in Atlanta, potential to break MLB record

Matt Olson, Braves pursue another win over Phillies

The Atlanta Braves will look for their second straight win in a National League East series when they battle the host Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday. In a 5-3 victory Tuesday, Atlanta's Matt Olson crushed a pair of solo home runs while Travis d'Arnaud added a home run, a single and two RBIs.

Matt Olson, Travis d'Arnaud power Braves past Phillies

Matt Olson hit two home runs, Travis d'Arnaud homered, singled and drove in two runs and the Atlanta Braves defeated the host Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 on Tuesday. Braves starter Charlie Morton tossed 5 2/3 solid innings and gave up seven hits and two runs to go along with five strikeouts and four walks.

Matt Olson homers twice as Braves defeat Phillies

There was an exhale from Philadelphia Phillies fans when Freddie Freeman, long a thorn in their side, left to sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers this past offseason. But it was Matt Olson — Freeman’s successor as Atlanta Braves first baseman — who did the Phillies in Tuesday evening.

One-on-One with Braves 1B Matt Olson

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Sports Contributor Tyler Redmond talks one-on-one with new Braves first baseman Matt Olson about his contract extension, the Braves team chemistry and much more. “Not everybody gets this opportunity to set up their roots and be somewhere long term where they grew up,” Olson said.
CBS Sports

Braves' Matt Olson: Goes yard twice in win

Olson went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Phillies. He went back-to-back with Travis d'Arnaud in the first inning off Zack Wheeler to give Atlanta an early 2-0 lead, but it was Olson's blast off Andrew Bellatti in the eighth that provided the decisive run. The first baseman has two two-homer games in the last week, but they are his only long balls since June 13. On the season, Olson is batting .253 with 12 home runs and 42 RBI through 75 contests.
CBS Sports

Braves' Matt Olson: Hits two home runs

Olson went 2-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI in a 12-10 loss to the Giants on Tuesday. Olson launched his ninth and 10th home runs of the season in an offensive onslaught. The three-run and two-run shots upped his season-long RBI total to 37. Olson has been performing in line with his career numbers since coming over to Atlanta from the Athletics in the offseason. He is now slashing .251/.353/.468 in 2022 compared to his .252/.348/.506 career line. The homers were Olson's first since June 12 and represented his first multiple-HR game of the season.

Atlanta Braves: Matt Olson has chance at MLB record

Matt Olson could rewrite the Atlanta Braves record books in his first season with the team. In the process, his production could also set a major league record. Olson has a major league leading 27 doubles entering Monday’s slate of action. This would put him on pace for an incredible 65 doubles on the year, shattering the Braves’ franchise record of 51 doubles which had been set by Hall of Famer Hugh Duffy back in 1894.