Dansby Swanson gets hilarious tribute from Braves rookie
Dansby Swanson’s pitchers love him, and Atlanta Braves rookie Spencer Strider is not afraid to say so.
Strider made his third career start Friday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, and it was comfortably his best. He struck out eight in 5.2 innings for his first win out of the rotation. He readily admitted he had help from Swanson, who made a good bare-handed play to end the third inning.
The play was so good that Strider actually jokingly swooned over the Atlanta shortstop after the game.
Strider w/the quote of the night:
“Dansby, ooof, when he made that play, I had some flutters for sure. I see what the women see in him. It got me fired up! Dansby is the man! It’s been really cool the way he has taken me in. He & Max, the 2 of them have been so big for me”#Braves
— Kelly Crull (@Kelly_Crull) June 11, 2022
“Dansby, ooof, when he made that play, I had some flutters for sure. I see what the women see in him,” Strider said. “It got me fired up.”
Swanson is definitely popular among Atlanta fans for multiple reasons. Unfortunately for Strider and anyone else who may be interested, the shortstop is also very much taken.
Swanson appears to be helping to fill the leadership void left behind by Freddie Freeman’s departure. He’s also hitting .286 and playing excellent defense. The Braves can’t ask for much more.