September 30, 2022
Young catcher William Contreras homers twice in Braves' win

MIAMI – William Contreras homered twice to lead the Braves to a 4-3 victory over the Marlins on Saturday at loanDepot park. With the win, the Braves took a road series for the first time this season.

And then the 24-year-old Contreras notched his second multi-homer game of the season. He has eight hits this season, and six are home runs. Those six homers are tied with the Royals’ Salvador Perez for the most by a catcher in the majors. Perez has played in 34 games, while Contreras has played 10.

It’s remarkable that both statements are true. But this is the new Kyle Wright: calm, composed and in control as his natural talent finally takes center stage.

He struggled in the first inning, but turned it into the latest example of his turnaround during a breakout season. He never spiraled. He simply continued pitching. After the 30-pitch first frame, he required 61 to throw the final four.

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