The Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 7-6 this afternoon, completing a 3-1 draw this week. Today’s win takes the Braves’ record to 41-30. This was their 16th win in the last 19 matches.
Giants don’t roll well. They have reached 0.500 in their last 20 matches, including this loss. Despite a statement draw win over the Los Angeles Dodgers during that time frame, they have slipped up in the standings.
The San Francisco Giants are now third in the National League West, trailing the San Diego Padres by six wins for second place.
Many fans saw today’s win as important for the Atlanta Braves. Not only are the giants a formidable opponent to play against, but the Braves have also proven over the last two weeks that they are the same team as last year.
Almost. They’re still missing superstar Freddie Freeman, who’s now at the Dodgers. However, the Braves have turned their fortunes around after a poor start to the season. They are now in a position to challenge the New York Mets for first place in the Eastern National League.
A month ago, that seemed impossible. The Atlanta Braves slumped and were more than 10 games behind the Mets. Now, they are only four games adrift of the leaders. An exciting race is underway for the second half of the season.
Twitter users love it. This fan thinks the Atlanta Braves just made the San Francisco Giants look stupid.
This one thinks the Braves should feel pretty good about where they place the Giants in the National League standings now.
MLB Twitter reacts to the Atlanta Braves’ performance against the San Francisco Giants this week
This user shows interesting statistics. The Atlanta Braves haven’t lost to a draw against the San Francisco Giants since 2016. That seems hard to believe, considering the Giants won 107 games last season.
This user blamed today’s referee for the loss.
The Giants fan has a few words of consolation for his fellow fans.
This user accepts that the Braves are a very high caliber team.
But this fan reminds everyone how much fun it can be.
The Atlanta Braves will now look forward to the weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The San Francisco Giants will get a break when they host the Cincinnati Reds.
Edited by Rachel Syiemleh