The Braves got off to a good start in their series with the Giants with a 5-3 win on Memorial Day. Mike Foltynewicz allowed three hits and one run over six innings of work to pick up his second victory of the season. Mallex Smith delivered the big blow offensively with a bases loaded triple in the second inning.
Talking Chop's Eric Cole held a Draft Q&A on Monday and answered a lot of questions regarding the Braves and the upcoming 2016 MLB Draft.
The progress that Mike Foltynewicz has made on the mound is one of the best stories of the season for the Atlanta Braves. He continued his upward trend with another good start on Saturday and talked about his performance with MLB.com's Mark Bowman.
"I think it was all about being comfortable out there today," said Foltynewicz, who exited after allowing Hunter Pence's leadoff single in the seventh. "When I stepped out on the field today, I still had butterflies in my stomach, but they weren't like in my debut. It's just something where I was being comfortable, throwing strikes and getting ahead of guys. It worked out well today."
Julio Teheran clearly wasn't himself in Sunday's start against the Marlins and told the AJC's David O'Brien after the game that he was dealing with a painful blister on his right foot.
“I was trying to protect my feet because whenever it was dragging, I was feeling it,” Teheran said. “I was trying to find a way to pitch and not hurt my blister. Sometimes when you get into stuff like that you start to mechanically get a little shaken and that was what I was feeling.”
Beyond the Box Score's Jen Mac Ramos takes a look at Dodgers prospect Julio Urias and compares him to other starters who made their Major League Debut's at the age of 19.
New York Mets third baseman David Wright has missed three straight games due to a neck injury and manager Terry Collins is concerned that he may have to go on the disabled list.
“With the condition he’s been playing in and the condition he’s in right now, yeah, I’m concerned about it,” Collins said Monday. “Is it going to happen? I can’t tell you. I don’t know. I’m not a doctor. I know this guy plays with a lot of discomfort. He always has. And when he can’t play, he’s hurt.”