Atlanta Braves News
Not much to be happy about in this one as Sean Newcomb struggled again while the Braves offense was held in check by Kyle Freeland.
New Braves outfielder Adam Duvall talked with the AJC’s Gabriel Burns about how he is settling in since his arrival in Atlanta. Duvall has struggled since his arrival but says being in the heat of a pennant race has him energized.
“For sure (I’m feeling energized), especially this time of year when you’re playing for something,” he said. “It gives you a little extra push in your step. … That’s what makes this time of the year fun. When both teams have something to go out there and try to win. It’s exciting. It’s fun. It’s a great atmosphere to be in. We’re all just trying to chase some wins.”
Braves reliever Chad Sobotka has made a solid first impression during his short stint with the team.
Marlins’ pitcher Jose Urena plans to appeal the six-game suspension that was given to him for nailing Ronald Acuña Jr. with a first pitch fastball earlier this week.
“The reaction is pretty sad for me,” Urena said. “I just tried to go out there … and tried to attack the hitter, a righty, so I go inside. I just tried to secure a good plan. That was pretty sad, pretty tough for me.”
FanGraphs’ Dan Szymborski examines the second half swoon of Dodgers’ outfielder Matt Kemp.
Gordon Beckham is back in the major leagues after the Mariners selected his contract on Friday. Beckham will provide some infield depth while shortstop Jean Segura is away from the team on paternity leave.
The Chicago Cubs placed left-hander Mike Montgomery on the 10-day disabled list Friday due to shoulder inflammation. Tyler Chatwood will replace Montgomery in the Cubs’ rotation.
Randall Delgado is returning to the Arizona Diamondbacks after agreeing to a minor league contract with the club on Friday. Arizona designated Delgado for assignment on July 25. He has spent most of the season on the disabled list recovering from an oblique injury.