By Gabriel Burns | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Braves need a positive showing on their seven-game West trip. It’s off to a 1-0 start.
After building a four-run lead, the Braves required extra innings to defeat the Diamondbacks 7-6 on Thursday. The Braves entered the night 9-18 against the National League West this season.
“It speaks to the makeup of that team in (the clubhouse),” manager Brian Snitker said. “The resiliency, the fight, the grit, it speaks volumes to that club in there. After what we experienced (Wednesday), to come in here and potentially have your heart ripped out again, and those guys pulled off a win. That just speaks volumes to who that club is.”
They gained a half-game on the idle Phillies, pushing their division lead to 3 ½ games.
Here are three takeaways from the night: