Atlanta Braves News
Freddie Freeman drove in four runs and eclipsed the 100 RBI mark while Dallas Keuchel turned in a solid performance allowing one run over six innings to help the Atlanta Braves to a 5-1 win over the Miami Marlins.
The game wasn’t without incident as Marlins starter Elieser Hernandez plunked Ronald Acuña Jr. in the first inning. That would lead home-plate umpire to issue warnings to both teams which led to a Brian Snitker ejection. Snitker wondered aloud following the game if hitting Acuña was intentional and said that he thought Hernandez should have been ejected if warnings were going to be issued.
“I kind of felt like if you needed to have a warning, then you should have thrown him out of the game,” Snitker said. “That was kind of a hard one for me to understand, especially in light of past things.”
Braves catcher Brian McCann left Tuesday’s game after three innings due to a sore left knee. McCann will undergo further examination on Wednesday and his status will be updated as needed.
Freddie Freeman took time to speak with Acuña following his removal from Sunday’s win over the Dodgers for not running out of the box. Freeman said that Acuña handled the situation perfectly and that he thinks he will learn from his mistake. Per MLB.com’s Mark Bowman:
“I wanted him to understand where I was coming from and that’s not how we do things,” Freeman said. “But that was two days ago. He handled it perfectly. I think he’s going to learn. He shook his head yes to everything I had to say. He knows he made a mistake.
“I complimented him as I got mad at him. I told him in my eyes he has a chance to be the best player in this league and the best players in the league don’t do that.”
Injured Indians starter Corey Kluber’s comeback is on hold after he experienced soreness in his side after one inning in his rehab start for Triple-A Columbus. Kluber will be held out of action for two weeks before he resumes throwing.
An MRI exam revealed a partially torn lat for Mets right-hander Robert Gsellman on Tuesday. The injury could sideline for a significant amount of time and he could miss the rest of the season.