"Sean Murphy is waking up, let's go on a run" - Braves fans impressed after stellar offence and Reynaldo Lopez's shutout start earns sweep vs Tigers

Atlanta braves Sean Murphy & Reynaldo Lopez
Atlanta braves Sean Murphy & Reynaldo Lopez

The Atlanta Braves and the Detroit Tigers met on Monday to kick off a three-game series. The two teams battled in the first two games, but Atlanta had the upper hand, winning both 2-1.

While already having won the series, Atlanta was looking for a three-game sweep on Wednesday. With Reynaldo Lopez on the mound, they blanked Detroit, winning 7-0, completing the sweep.

Lopez was strong in his outing, going five innings, and giving up zero runs on seven hits while striking out six batters. Offensively, Atlanta outhit Detroit 12-8 for its 41st win of the season.

While it has been a rocky start with key injuries, Atlanta fans are happy to see their team getting hot. They have won six of their last seven games and have the Philadelphia Phillies in their sight.

"Sean Murphy is waking up, let's go on a run!" - one fan posted.
"Now this is more like it we are heating up did this vs an elite pitcher too the tides are turning" - posted another.
"Next series as well please. We have ground to make up" - posted another.

Fans were especially pleased with how Sean Murphy performed against the Tigers on Wednesday. He went four-for-four with two home runs and four runs batted in.

"Please lets keep doing this. This is fun. I like fun baseball" - said another fan.
"An easy win for the sweep? We are back" - said another.
"Let's get back on track boys!" - said another.

With the win, Atlanta improved their record to 41-31. They are now 7.5 games behind the Phillies, who lead the division and hold the second-best record in baseball.

Braves have a much tougher test in their next series matchup

Atlanta Braves - Sean Murphy and Austin Riley (Image via USA Today)
Atlanta Braves - Sean Murphy and Austin Riley (Image via USA Today)

While the Tigers are not a slouch, they are not one of the best teams in the league. However, the Braves face the best team across the board, as they take on the New York Yankees starting on Friday.

This upcoming series will surely test Atlanta. The Yanks are great all around. They have a dominant pitching staff, and there's not much of a break for opposing pitchers throughout their batting order.

Everybody must contribute If Atlanta wants to take the series from baseball's best on the road.

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Edited by Jared "Bloomy" Bloom
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