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Jason Heyward went 2-for-6 with three RBI and a run scored in the Braves 11-3 triumph over the Pirates on Tuesday.
Heyward has found a groove while sitting atop the Braves lineup, as he is now hitting .322 with two home runs and 14 RBI since returning from the All-Star break. Although he has been unable to reach the lofty expectations put on him up to this point in his career, if he is able keep up the pace and help get the Braves in the playoffs it will be easier for both Braves fans and fantasy owners to shallow his inefficiencies. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Teams have begun to eye Braves starting pitcher Shelby Miller.
What a shock. Suddenly teams are interested in a 24-year old who is 5-1 with a 1.33 ERA and 43:16 K:BB over 54.0 innings. Never saw that coming. The Braves did a nice job not only acquiring Miller, but also in developing him more. His use of a new cutter is increasing his ground ball rate and he is inducing a lot more weak contact. As a result, strikeouts are up, walks are down and Miller looks like a tremendous asset.Expect teams to make pitches for Miller, but don't expect the Braves to bite. Analysis: Howard Bender