With epic circulation and a power bat, Dansby Swanson was the late-inning hero for the Atlanta Braves.

Though he’s not the Mayor of … Donglanta?, as that might be Adam Duvall or another person, the Braves shortstop lifted his group to an improbable success over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night. After scoring an NL record 29 runs in their series ending vs. the Miami Marlins, Atlanta was going to lose in the nation’s capital till this most wonderful dong provided itself.

With a broad array of starting pitchers who can’t go 5 innings, the Braves have actually had to beat on the brats with baseball bats. Oh, yeah? Oh, yeah! It’s been absolutely nothing but Blitzkrieg Bop for these ATLien ball gamers. They’ve struck a couple of Rockets to Russia, however all they’re doing at the plate is making bad teams like the Nationals wish to be sedated. They don’t want to be pinheads no more. I get it.

Atlanta enhances to 26-18 on the year. They have a multi-game lead over the Philadelphia Phillies and the Miami Marlins for the best record in the NL East. The Braves only route a pair of NL West teams in the Los Angeles Dodgers (32-12) and the San Diego Padres (28-17). Atlanta would be the No. 2 seed in the NL postseason if the season ended today. They’re going to three-peat.

We understand horrendous starting pitching will be this team’s undoing in October. These are the Braves, meaning the bats will go cold in October and after that we’ll get something comparable to Worst Inning Ever. Then, I’ll have to pound vodka like I carried out in River North Chicago last October to forget about it. It didn’t work, but it was practically worth the hangover. However it is Dansby Swanson Breakout Season.

For as much enjoyable as we delighted in the 29-run outburst on Wednesday night, do not kid yourself. You were completely anticipating the Braves to get shut out by the lowly Nationals the really next day. Too bad Swanson, Ronald Acuña Jr. and Freddie Freeman chose going whammy a combined four times was the more preferable option. I may hate the name, but I’ll purchase a Donglanta t-shirt. I do not care.

The Braves live to beat you with the long ball due to the fact that Chicks Dig the Long Ball.