Brewers top Atlanta 7-2

MILWAUKEE — In a battle between two of the top teams in the National League, the Milwaukee Brewers came out on top Thursday night, earning a 7-2 win over the Atlanta Braves at Miller Park.

Have a night Hernan Perez

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Getting the start in place of Travis Shaw at third base, Hernan Perez had a big night at the plate. He went 3-for-4 with 2-run homer and a triple. It was his first multi-hit game since June 17 and it came after he got just three at-bats in the Minnesota series.

Brewers get to Max Fried

Five days after keeping St. Louis off the board over 6 2/3 innings, Max Fried had no such luck against Milwaukee. The Braves’ starter lasted just three innings, giving up four runs on four hits and walking three. The Brewers earned all of them, but Fried certainly helped. His inability to hold runners allowed Jonathan Villar to steal third in the first inning and later score on a sacrifice fly. In the second, Milwaukee pulled off a double steal that would lead to two more runs coming into score. The four earned runs nearly matched the entire number (5) that Fried at given up all season.

Jhoulys Chacin keeps it rolling

Save for a weird first inning, Jhoulys Chacin kept his rather strong June and July going. He gave up a pair of runs in the first, which included him hitting the lead-off batter, before settling in. The free agent addition retired nine of the next 10 batters he faced and his final line saw him allow just three hits and striking out seven.

Chacin has now given up two runs or fewer in five of his last seven starts, though this was his first win since June 13. It was the sixth quality start of the year and it moved him to 7-3 on the season.

What the heck?

The official record had Chacin hitting two batters. The first was completely legit. The second…uh…was not. At least from our point of view.

In the seventh inning and two out, Chacin ran one inside on Ronald Acuna Jr. The Braves left fielder reacted as if it hit him and the umpire agreed, sending him to first base. But manager Craig Counsell thought it was a foul ball and called for a review. That review appeared to clearly show the ball going off the knob of the bat first and might not have even touched Acuna. The folks back in the New York studio looking it over apparently missed that, staying with the original call.

This seemed like a clear cut call and it brings up real questions about the review system run by fellow umpires.

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