Atlanta Braves News
Brian McCann delivered a two-run walk-off single in the ninth to help the Atlanta Braves complete a miraculous comeback in a 9-8 win over the Phillies. Atlanta scored seven runs from the seventh inning on including three in the ninth to pull off the victory.
That win was a step in the right direction for the Braves who are entering a critical stretch of the schedule against the rest of the NL East.
Sean Newcomb will return to the starting rotation on Saturday and he tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Michael Hebert that he is bringing a lot of confidence. Newcomb has pitched out of the bullpen since early May but will start in place of Kevin Gausman on Saturday.
The New York Yankees are close to getting their two biggest bats back in the lineup. Both Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge have entered the final phase of their rehab assignments and could be back in the majors as soon as next week.
The Marlins transferred right-hander Jose Urena to the 60-day injured list on Friday after an MRI revealed a herniated disc in his back.
Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos has been the subject of trade rumors and told reporters on Friday that he doesn’t expect to receive an extension offer from Detroit.
Finally, a story worth your time. Friday was the 45th anniversary of Nolan Ryan’s 13-inning, 235 pitch performance against Boston.