Braves Defeat Tigers 2-1 At Home: Jimenez Shines As…Closer?

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Joe Jimenez is the next man up as closer for the Braves bullpen. Jimenez was successful after being called on in the top of the ninth in the series opener against the Tigers on Monday.

The Atlanta Braves took down the Detroit Tigers in a thrilling matchup that ended with a final score of 2-1. This narrow victory was a testament to the Braves’ resilience and suggesting to doubters the Braves aren’t out of it yet.

The game was a pitcher’s duel from the start. Max Fried led the charge for the Braves, delivering a solid 5.1 innings. Despite allowing 4 hits and just 1 earned, Fried managed to keep the Braves in the game with crucial strikeouts when he ran into trouble. Jesse Chavez and Daysbel Hernandez looked stellar relief.

J. Jimenez, called upon to act as the closer, sealed the deal with a perfect save, striking out two in a clean inning.

For the Tigers, Reese Olson put on a commendable performance with 6 shutout innings, and he had the Braves swinging and missing quite a bit. Despite the recent power surege by the Braves offense, Olson had the team off balance all night. Striking out 8 over 6. However, unlike the Braves, the Tigers bullpen was unable to complete the shoutout for the Tigers. As the Braves scored in the 7th and 8th to take the first game of the series 2-1.

On the Tigers’ side, M. Canha and R. Greene were notable contributors. Greene drove in the Tigers’ sole run in the 3rd inning, while Canha displayed his power with his 13th double of the season. Despite these efforts, the Tigers were unable to muster enough offense against the Braves’ bullpen.

Hitters AB R H RBI HR BB K AVG OBP SLG
J. Kelenic CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .267 .309 .432
O. Albies 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .260 .318 .400
M. Ozuna DH 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 .321 .392 .611
M. Olson 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .258 .339 .465
A. Riley 3B 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 .243 .311 .401
A. Duvall RF-LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .168 .253 .310
S. Murphy C 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .195 .250 .196
F. Wall LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250
R. Laureano RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .256 .221
O. Arcia SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .254 .361
TEAM 30 2 7 2 1 1 9
Batting Detail
2B Ozuna (16, Olson); Riley 2 (13, Vest, Olson)
HR Albies (5, 8th inning off Miller 0 on, 2 Out)
RBI Wall (1), Albies (33)
2Out RBI Wall, Albies
Team LOB 4
Team RISP 1-9 (Murphy 0-2, Duvall 0-2, Ozuna 0-1, Wall 1-2, Albies 0-1, Olson 0-1)
Basrunning Detail
CS Wall (1, 2nd base by Vest/Rogers)
SB Kelenic (2, 2nd base off Olson/Rogers)
Pitchers IP H R ER BB K PC-ST ERA
M. Fried 5.1 4 1 1 3 6 103-63 3.11
J. Chavez 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 22-14 0.00
D. Hernandez (W, 1-0) 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 13-10 2.89
J. Jimenez (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 10-8 2.89
TEAM 9.0 5 1 1 3 9 154-95

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