Atlanta Braves third baseman Johan Camargo was one of their hitting heroes last night, as he came through with the bases loaded by hitting a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh inning. It was groundhog day on Saturday, as Camargo gave Atlanta a 2-0 lead in the first inning with a two-run single off Jake Arrieta.
Arrieta walked the bases loaded before Camargo came to the dish, so you'd figure the youngster would be patient. Well, Camargo was down 0-2 in the count and was ready to swing the bat. He didn't do too much with the pitch and simply served it the other way.
Johan Camargo, a .429 career hitter with the bases loaded, delivers a 2-run single in that situation and the #Braves have a 2-0 lead in the Bottom of the 1st as they've already gotten to Jake Arrieta. A win gives Atlanta the NL East title. #ChopOn— Anthony Amey (@AnthonyAmeyWSB) September 22, 2018
The Braves offense didn't stop there, as they came back in the second inning and started a rally with two outs. After Ronald Acuña Jr. and Ender Inciarte reached base on a couple singles, Freddie Freeman did what he does best and lined a ball to center field to score two more.
Freeman has been white-hot lately, as he entered the game hitting .429/.452/.714 with two home runs and seven RBI over the last week.
With a pedestrian month of August it looked like Freeman was out of the MVP race, but he's picked it up in September and is making a late surge for the hardware.