The 20-year-old looked like a bonafide ace against New York last night and came away with his first Major League win. The win moves the Braves to six games over .500 for the first time in three years and sets the team up to take the lead in the NL East with a win tonight.
Carle has been fantastic so far this season for Atlanta out of the bullpen and will be a major loss if placed on the DL for any length of time. After the game the team announced he was forced to leave with numbness in his thumb and pointer finger which typically does not lead to good things.
The Braves right fielder has made an effort to raise his launch angle and as a result just had the best month of his four seasons in Atlanta. Among other parts of advanced scouting the 34-year-old has employed is defensive positioning which is helping him to track down balls better on defense despite his lack of foot-speed.
Trevor Bauer, noted baseball scientist, accused the Astros of cheating to improve their pitchers spin rates. The Astros took notice on Twitter and layed in on thick to Bauer in the most hilarious, savage tweets ever.