Riley went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run in Wednesday's 7-6 extra-innings loss to the Brewers. The third baseman took Corbin Burnes deep in the third to get Atlanta on the board. The blast snapped a 13-game homer drought for Riley, a stretch during which he hit only .157 (8-for-51) with a single RBI. He carries a .799 OPS with eight home runs and 18 RBI through 37 games.
Riley will receive a $3.95 million contract for 2022 after losing his arbitration case with Atlanta on Wednesday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports. He'll settle for a salary of $250,000 lower that he was hoping for after filing for $4.2 million. Riley's uncertain salary situation heading into 2022 hasn't prevented him from getting off to a respectable start to the season, as he heads into Wednesday's series finale with the Red Sox with a .336 on-base average and seven home runs through 30 games.
Riley went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 5-2 win over the Mets. He got Atlanta on the board in the fourth inning, taking a Chris Bassitt slider deep to left-center field to begin a comeback from a 2-0 deficit. Riley is in one of his grooves as five of his seven homers on the season have come in the last nine games, a stretch during which he's slashing .297/.350/.784.
Riley went 2-for-5 with a double and a two-run home run in Friday's 6-3 win over the Rangers. The third baseman took Garrett Richards deep in the first inning, giving Atlanta a lead it would never relinquish. Riley is having one of his patented hot streaks, slugging four of his six homers on the season over the last six games to push his slash line up to .282/.371/.603.
Riley went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 5-1 win over the Cubs on Thursday. Riley gave the Braves an early lead with a 429-foot solo shot to left field in the first inning. The blast was his fifth of the campaign, tied for seventh-most in the league. Three of Riley's long balls have come in his past five games.