The Braves offense, as a whole, has begun to hit its stride, and a big reason for that has been because of the production from the back half of the lineup. Michael Harris has dealt with multiple injuries, and when healthy, he’s been mired in a nasty slump. That’s changed of late, and it has resulted in the NL Player of the Week award.
Over seven games, Harris racked up 15 hits, good for a .556 batting average, three of which were homers and two doubles. His OPS for the week was a hair below 1.500, reminding everyone why he won the NL Rookie of the Year award last season.
Harris was more than deserving of NL Player of the Week honors, but I would be remiss if I didn’t at least mention his teammate, Eddie Rosario. The 2021 NLCS MVP has steadily started to look like himself again as we enter the summer months, and he capped it off with a monster end to the week, mashing five homers in the final four games of the week.
It’s odd because it really hasn’t felt like Rosario has had too much success at the plate all season, but after his last four games, his OPS is now above .800. With him and Harris beginning to find their stride, it’s going to be tough sledding for any opposing pitchers tasked to face this Braves offense.
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