Offense Alive for Braves

BY foxsports • September 9, 2010

By Bill Shanks
September 9, 2010

The Braves offense is, in fact, alive. It woke up from its coma Wednesday night with a nine-run, 14-hit performance in the win over Pittsburgh.

Coming into the series finale, the Braves had scored only 12 runs in its last six games. And after falling out of first place Tuesday and facing a potential sweep at the hands of the worst team in baseball, Atlanta had to find some hits.

It was good to see Martin Prado have a good night. He had his best game of the month with two hits and two RBI.

Alex Gonzalez got a big hit in the first inning that drove in two runs. The shortstop now has 27 RBI in 50 games for the Braves.

Derrek Lee seems to be coming around a bit. He was 2-3 on Wednesday with a walk and two runs batted in. Lee is now 6-for-15 in his last five games.

It was another big night for Jason Heyward, who was 2-5 with a walk and a run scored. Heyward now has a six-game hitting streak (9-26) and he

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