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Braves news and links: Atlanta drops another extra inning game

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The Atlanta Braves fell in 13 innings Wednesday to the Milwaukee Brewers and will now need a new starting pitcher for Saturday's game.

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Braves fall to Brewers 3-2 in 13 innings

The Atlanta Braves saw another lead slip away late Tuesday night in a 3-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers in 13 innings. Mike Foltynewicz allowed just one run over 5.2 innings but Bud Norris was unable to hold the lead in the eighth. Jonathan Villar's RBI single in the 13th was the difference as dropped the game and the series.

Braves starter for Saturday's game to be announced

Brian Snitker told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Casey Kelly was scheduled to make his second start of the season on Saturday barring an emergency bullpen appearance. With Wedneday's game going 13 innings, Snitker turned to Kelly who pitched four innings throwing 76 pitches. That takes him out of contention for Saturday's start and as MLB.com's Mark Bowman points out, Aaron Blair is the most likely candidate to replace Kelly.

Krol's given Braves a bullpen boost since promotion

David O'Brien takes a closer look at the boost that Ian Krol has given the Braves bullpen since being called up from Gwinnett.

Krol, who made 110 relief appearances for the Tigers during the 2014-2015 seasons, posted a 2.57 ERA in eight appearances for the Braves before Wednesday, allowing nine hits, two runs and two walks with 11 strikeouts in seven innings.

MLB News

It's Rock Bottom for Shelby Miller

FanGraphs' Jeff Sullivan takes a look at this season's struggles for Shelby Miller who looks like a shell of the pitcher he was last year.

Miller has been horrible across the board. People have been worried about Chris Archer, but at least he has his strikeouts. When people were worried about David Price, he had his strikeouts and walks under control. Miller hasn’t struck enough batters out. He’s walked entirely too many — he’s at 29, to go with 30 whiffs. And the batted balls have gotten pounded, so there hasn’t even been modest contact, which has previously been a Miller specialty. If you don’t like hard-hit rate, Statcast agrees that Miller has been hit hard. Everything bad you could imagine — statistically, it’s all been happening. Miller is completely wrong.