It's been that type of year for Marcell Ozuna.
After a down season in 2019 ended his short stint in St. Louis, many saw a bounce-back campaign in store for the 29-year-old slugger. And, boy, has he come through, with league-leading power (18 HR, 56 RBI), an unbelievable slash line (.338/.431/.636) and MVP-caliber production, though teammate Freddie Freeman might have a leg up in that department.
All in all, it's just been loads of fun for Ozuna and the Braves offense alike, and a perfect microcosm of this explosive and swagger-filled team presented itself as Atlanta sealed the deal with a Wild Card series win over the Reds on Thursday.
It was the Braves turn to have the viral moment, especially after Trevor Bauer's audacious attempt to incite his opposition in Game 1 of the series.
A team that hasn't been having a ton of fun on offense? How about the Reds? They scored a grand total of zero runs through two games, thanks to the dominant pitching throughout the Braves' staff, especially considering the first game was a 1-0 duel in which eight different Atlanta arms were deployed. Game 2, somehow, was even worse, as they produced only two hits off of Ian Anderson (6.0 IP, 9K) and were stymied by the combined bullpen efforts of Will Smith, Chris Martin and Mark Melancon.
The Braves roll on, and Ozuna's bat -- and invisible selfie stick -- will likely continue to be a big part of the equation going forward.