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Braves News: Gausman debuts, doubleheader plans and more

Kevin Gausman made his Braves debut Saturday night

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Atlanta Braves News

Braves offense stalls against Wheeler

The Atlanta Braves saw their winning streak come to an end on Saturday with a 3-0 loss to the New York Mets. Atlanta managed just five hits in what was Kevin Gausman’s debut on the mound.

Get to know Kevin Gausman, the Braves’ newest starting pitcher

Gausman pitched well in his debut despite getting no run support allowing six hits and three runs over five innings. He walked two and struck out two. Atlanta is hoping that they will be able to fully unlock Gausman’s potential after acquiring him at the trade deadline in a deal with Baltimore.

“I just think overall, our system is going to be good for him,” manager Brian Snitker said. “I don’t think we’re going to reinvent him, because he’s got too good of stuff. I just think what we have here is going to help him.”

Max Fried, Sean Newcomb scheduled to pitch Braves’ doubleheader Tuesday

The Braves are planning to start Max Fried in Game 1 and Sean Newcomb in Game 2 of Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Washington Nationals. Newcomb will be pitching with three extra days of rest after throwing 134 pitches in a near no-hit bid in his last start.

MLB News

Mike Scioscia out as Angels manager at the end of 2018, per report

Angels manager Mike Scioscia will reportedly step down at the end of the 2018 season according to a report by The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

Cubs’ Yu Darvish ‘very optimistic’ about returning to rotation

Injured Cubs starter Yu Darvish threw a 55-pitch bullpen session on Saturday and was reportedly pain free and optimistic that he is nearing a return to the team’s rotation. Darvish has made just eight starts this season after signing a six-year, $126 million contract during the offseason.

Dodgers Place Alex Wood On DL

Dodgers’ left-hander Alex Wood is headed to the disabled list with left adductor tendinitis. The time frame for how long Wood will be out is unclear at this time. Ross Stripling is expected to take his place in the rotation.