The Atlanta Braves rallied late but came up one run short in a 4-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. That was the first sweep the Braves have endured this season. They will head back out on the road Tuesday.
Mike Soroka certainly didn’t have his best game on Sunday but he has shown enough to remain in the Braves’ rotation plans going forward. Brian Snitker confirmed that Soroka would remain in the rotation and Anibal Sanchez will shift to the bullpen once he is ready to come off the disabled list.
Brad is joined by TC’s Gaurav Vedak to discuss the highs and lows of the week, the renaissance of Nick Markakis, Austin Riley, Touki Toussaint and much more.
MLB.com’s Mark Bowman writes that the Braves opted to rest Dansby Swanson now by placing him on the disabled list due to a sore wrist rather than let the injury linger and become something more substantial over the course of the season. Swanson is eligible to return from the disabled list on May 14 but according to Bowman, may need a bit more time.
“We just felt it was best to take the rest now and [make sure the wrist heals], so that we wouldn’t have to deal with it for the whole year,” Swanson said. “We want to nip it in the bud now and move forward.”
Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina suffered a painful injury on Saturday and had to undergo emergency surgery. He is expected to miss at least a month.
The Dodgers’ problems continue to magnify as Clayton Kershaw was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday due to biceps tendinitis. Kershaw returned to Los Angeles on Sunday and will begin rehabbing the injury on Monday but he may be out for a lengthy period.
Jacob deGrom is headed to the disabled list. The Mets originally declared that deGrom would be ready to make his next start but had a change of heart on Sunday and placed the right hander on the disabled list. Manager Mickey Callaway called the move a precautionary measure. DeGrom hyper extended his elbow while swinging a bat against the Atlanta Braves last Wednesday.