The Braves lost to the Orioles on Wednesday, but maybe more importantly, Cole Hamels made a healthy debut for Atlanta. After nearly a full calendar year between starts, Hamels worked 31⁄3 innings. Though he did allow three runs, Hamels showed flashes of the stuff that made him an ace in Philadelphia, Texas, and briefly in Chicago last season. The Braves would benefit greatly from a healthy iteration of Hamels for the remainder of the season, so hopefully each start brings better results for the remainder of the season.
As noted above, the Braves lost but Cole Hamels finally made his 2020 debut.
The Braves released their 2021 Spring Training schedule on Wednesday. The spring slate will open against the Orioles on Feb. 27.
Is Freddie Freeman the 2020 NL MVP? Richard Justice thinks so:
So he’s in the MVP discussion again? Big deal, right? Only thing is, this time it is a big deal. If the voting is reflective of the player having the best season, Freddie Freeman is your man.
The Dodgers will officially be in the playoffs this season. Shocking, right?
Can the Mets please trade this guy? Their awful luck has rubbed off on deGrom too much.