Atlanta Braves News
A 10th inning home run by Nick Markakis was the difference in the Braves’ 5-4 win over the Mets on Sunday. Atlanta takes 3-of-4 in New York but still lost a game in the standings to the Phillies. The Braves enter Monday’s off day 1.5 games behind Philadelphia in the NL East standings.
Brad is joined by TC’s Eric Cole to discuss Julio Teheran, a recent hot streak, evaluating players in a big-picture sense, prospect promotions and much more.
New Braves’ reliever Brad Brach is happy to be playing meaningful games again.
“It’s good to be on a winning team again, to go out there and pitch meaningful innings,” Brach said. “It’s a totally different feel. I’m starting to get that adrenaline rush back and it feels really good.”
Ken Rosenthal reported late Saturday that Angels manager Mike Scioscia was planning to step down at the end of the 2018 season. Scioscia denied that report on Sunday.
“Nothing has changed since we talked in October -- that’s how I can put it,” Scioscia, 59, said. “Nothing has changed. Sometimes there’s always chatter out there, and the only word I have for it is ‘poppycock.’ That’s what it is, poppycock.”
Former Padres starter Tyson Ross is headed to St. Louis after the Cardinals claimed him on waivers Sunday. The two teams elected not to work out a deal and the Padres will just transfer Ross’ salary to the Cardinals.
The Padres also placed reliever Jordan Lyles on waivers and he was snatched up by the Milwaukee Brewers. Lyles has a $1 million option for 2019 so the Brewers will have the means to keep him past this season if they desire.
The Nationals traded reliever Shawn Kelley to the Oakland Athletics on Sunday in exchange for international slot money. Kelley was designated for assignment by Washington after he had a meltdown at the end of their 25-4 victory over the New York Mets.
Greg Holland has reportedly reached a deal with the Washington Nationals. Holland was released by the Cardinals last week after he posted a 7.92 ERA in 32 appearances after signing a 1-year, $14 million deal with the Cardinals.