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The bottom of the order is easy to get out?Not in the Warriors lineup

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PITTSBURGH – Starting a game facing Ronald Acuña Jr., Dansby Swanson and Austin Riley can be daunting for any pitcher . But the numbers suggest that it’s very dangerous to face whoever the Warriors have in the last three spots on their roster this year.

Max Freed strengthens his Cy Young award resume and Warriors The Bottom Line beat the Buccaneers 6-1 again Tuesday night at PNC Park. Atlanta hit one in the first four innings, then started five straight with a six-hit streak.

“It’s a pretty crazy lineup by the numbers,” Warriors Team left fielder Robbie Grossman said he has enhanced Atlanta’s bottom-line success since being acquired from the Tigers on Aug. 2.

As Freed allowed only three hits and one in eight innings On foot, with seven strikeouts, the Warriors (77-48) moved in two games of the No. 1 Mets (79-46) in the National League East. Atlanta has won 13 of its last 15 games with a strong rotation and efficient lineup.

How deep is the lineup?

Well, the Warriors lead the majors with 78 RBIs and are ninth Order. The Dodgers entered Tuesday with 65 points in second place, while the Giants were third with 56 points. Atlanta is expected to have 101 RBIs from the ninth. The 1996 Rangers (100 RBIs) were the only team to score in triple figures from the order’s final spot.

Look at the seventh, eighth and ninth of the lineup, the Warriors Lead the majors from those batting-order positions in home runs (66), home runs (203) and RBIs (196). The Dodgers finished second in each category. But when Atlanta ended their most recent win, they had 20 fewer homers, five fewer runs and 24 fewer RBIs.

“I think the reason for a deep lineup is when the players perform, We’re getting some decent production out of the bottom, coming out of the bottom third,” Braves manager Brian Sniteke said. “Whoever’s in there, it’s fine. “

Buccaneers starting pitcher JT Brubaker quickly learned the depth of Atlanta’s lineup. After Travis d’Arnaud started the fifth inning with a tying homer, Michael Harris II sandwiched a double between a pair of singles tallied by William Contreras and Vaughn Grissom. Grossman and Acuña ended a six-hit streak with a single.

In six The Warriors were up 4-1 from the side who started the one-shot bid by mistake. Only one of those six appearances was played by a player who occupied one of the Warriors’ top four.

“Everyone who hits base threatens to take you deep, or get hit on base, Or hit and steal base,” Fried said. “It gives you a lot less margin for error. It puts a lot of pressure on you. “

All-Star Swanson this season, started this year’s Ninth batting. Harris is an NL Rookie of the Year candidate, a position he has filled regularly since his debut on May 28. With Grossman sitting at the bottom of the order recently, he has moved away from himself in the The frustration felt before being acquired by the Warriors.

Grissom in Hit a career-high three hits Tuesday and is now .420 with a 1.123 OPS in his first 14 games of his career. Harris hit .301 with a .929 OPS in August while Grossman was at .301 in his first 14 career games. Collected some timely hits while building an OPS of 0.714 after arriving in Atlanta.

The bottom of the lineup kept the Warriors winning, while Swanson (0.659 OPS) and Riley (0.654 OPS) dented their NL MVP resumes this month.

“[Grissom] and Mike have been here since I started,” Grossman said. “It’s been fun watching them play. I am lucky to be a part of it. ”



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