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Braves News: Atlanta extends lead in East standings, Sean Newcomb’s return and more

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Johan Camargo came through again late for the Braves on Sunday.

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Atlanta Braves News

Bullpen, bench beat Nats 4-3 in 10 innings

The Braves homered three times including a two-run pinch-hit blast in the 10th inning by Johan Camargo that was the difference in a 4-3 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.

Mike Soroka exits Sunday’s game after being hit by a pitch

It wasn’t all good news for Atlanta on Sunday. Mike Soroka left the game after just two innings after he was hit in the right forearm by a pitch during an at-bat. X-rays came back negative and the hope is that he will be ready for his next start on Friday in New York.

Braves option Mike Foltynewicz to Gwinnett, recall Chad Sobotka

As expected, the Braves optioned right-hander Mike Foltynewicz to Gwinnett Sunday morning. Chad Sobotka was recalled to take his place on the active roster. The team did not announce who would replace Foltynewicz in the rotation for his scheduled start on Thursday.

Sean Newcomb expected to return Tuesday

Sean Newcomb completed a rehab outing Monday night and is on track to return to the active roster on Tuesday according to a report by the AJC’s Gabe Burns. Newcomb is expected to resume a bullpen role upon his return and it is unlikely that he will be called upon to start Thursday’s game in place of Mike Foltynewicz.

Braves will continue road trip with stop in Chicago to face the Cubs

The Braves will continue their road trip on Monday with a stop in Chicago for a four-game series against the Cubs. Here is a look at the pitching matchups for that series.

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 171: Things are going well in Atlanta

Brad and I discussed Atlanta’s surge to the top of the NL East standings, the Phillies’ struggles, Mike Foltynewicz’s demotion to Triple-A and much more in this week’s episode of the Talking Chop Podcast.

MLB News

Nationals release struggling reliever Rosenthal

The Nationals released reliever Trevor Rosenthal on Sunday a day after he allowed three earned runs and three walks without recording an out against the Braves. Rosenthal had a 22.74 ERA in just 6 1/3 innings in 2019.

Mets apologize after confrontation with reporter

An ugly scene happened following the Mets’ 5-3 loss to the Cubs on Sunday. Manager Mickey Callaway and pitcher Jason Vargas became involved in a heated exchange with Newsday reporter Tim Healey which led to an apology by chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon.

Mets toying with giving Rosario time in CF

Speaking of the Mets, they are reportedly giving some thought to giving shortstop Amed Rosario some reps in center field.