Marcell Ozuna, Adam Duvall bashed those poor Boston Red Sox’s brains in.
After not orchestrating a blockbuster deal at the MLB trade deadline, Braves Country was not thrilled with general manager Alex Anthopoulos or their beloved Atlanta Braves. Well, all it took to get right and simmer down boiling trade deadline frustrations was a trip to Fenway Park, one that neither Ozuna or Duvall will ever forget. The amount of disrespectful homers they were incredible.
Marcell Ozuna and Adam Duvall became the Braves Bash Brothers in Boston.
Prior to Tuesday, no National League player hit three home runs in a game off the Boston Red Sox, that was until to Ozuna made history with his first three-homer game of his career. No way that was happening again, until Duval joined the club on Wednesday night. In the history of baseball, Ozuna and Duval are the only teammates to have three-homer games in back-to-back days.
In the Braves’ three-game sweep of the Red Sox, Duvall and Ozuna each had four home runs apiece. Duvall crushed one in the series opener on Monday night. Ozuna had his fourth of the series in the most spectacular and petty fashion on Wednesday night to give the Braves a 6-5 lead. Duvall’s third of the ball game yield the final score of 7-5, Atlanta. They owned Boston.
Atlanta improves to 22-14 on the season, holding a three-game lead over the Philadelphia Phillies at 17-15 for first place in the National League East standings. The Braves have the second best record in the Senior Circuit behind only the World Series favorite Los Angeles Dodgers at 27-10. Maybe these two championship-starved NL clubs clash in the 2020 NLCS in a few weeks?
As for Boston, this season has been nothing short of hell on earth. The Red Sox are a beyond pitiful 12-25. They are 13 games back of the American League East-leading Tampa Bay Rays at 25-12. The Red Sox are in last place in the AL East and have the worst record in the Junior Circuit. The only team worse than them in baseball are the putrid Pittsburgh Pirates at 10-23.
The Braves have to feel confident heading into a schedule off-day on Thursday. They should have their most talented player in Ronald Acuña Jr. ready to go for the series opener vs. the reeling division rival Washington Nationals. Once the Braves get Acuña and second baseman Ozzie Albies back, Atlanta may have the most ferocious lineup in the NL this side of the Slam Diego Padres.
However, are we sure Duvall and Ozuna will willingly get on that charter flight home from Logan to Hartsfield-Jackson? If they played every game of their careers at Fenway, they would be first-ballot baseball hall of famers, possibly with unanimous selection, just like noted Red Sox killer Mariano Rivera. “The Sandman” put so many Boston hitters to sleep in his hall-of-fame career.
So if Duvall and Ozuna refuse to board that charter flight back to The ATL, we totally understand.