Riley has been breath of fresh air for Braves

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
May 20, 2019 - 9:34 am

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FOX Sports Braves host Jerome Jurenovich joined John and Hugh on Monday morning and spoke about the Atlanta Braves getting hot since getting swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Jurenovich began by discussing Ronald Acuña Jr.'s move back to the leadoff spot.

"Barry Bonds batted leadoff when he came up with the Pirates," said Jurenovich. "It took him a while to get comfortable and the same thing is happening to Acuña. He was trying too much in cleanup. He wasn't the same hitter, but the last nine games, that's exactly who he's been."

Jurenovich continue by praising Austin Riley and what he's done for the team.

"Riley, what a breath of fresh air," said the Braves' play-by-play voice. "When you get a young kid come up and get instant production, even the veterans feed off of it. (Mike) Soroka has had a lot to do with it as well."

And Jurenovich closed with a mention of a few starters moving to the pen and reshaping and strengthening that area for the Braves.

"You have to leave both of them (Touki Toussaint and Sean Newcomb) in the bullpen, especially Newcomb," said Jurenovich. "He has found his niche, and when you have stuff as good as theirs you're going to succeed and he's been a different pitcher."​