Julio Teheran was brilliant against the Marlins once again, which should ease some of the concerns after his last start. Offensively, the Braves managed only three hits, but made all of them count. Tyler Flowers had an RBI triple in the second inning, Adeiny Hechavarria followed with a two-run homer, then Ronald Acuña, Jr. added a two-run homer in the fifth. Those were the only three Braves hits, but they were enough to propel them to a 5-0 win.
The Braves have been bitten by the injury bug quite frequently of late, and were bitten again on Wednesday as Brian McCann was placed on the IL with a left knee sprain. Alex Jackson was recalled to fill the backup catching void in McCann’s absence.
The Braves could soon regain the services of Dansby Swanson, Austin Riley, and Darren O’Day (he exists). Each player will reportedly begin a rehab assignment this week, with Swanson beginning on Thursday, Riley on Friday, and O’Day on Saturday.
Wayne Cavadi looks at three prospects who could shine in the Atlanta farm system next season, including a couple of 2019 draftees.
In the most lopsided betting line in recent MLB history, the Tigers beat the Astros to pull the upset. DO NOT EVER BET ON BASEBALL.
Hunter Strickland is still getting hit hard, but now he’s doing it in the gym instead of the playoffs.