Atlanta was unable to overcome a late meltdown by Drew Smyly, which came just prior to a three-hour rain delay. The Braves hit two homers and the offense looked adept, but seven runs were too many to overcome.
After an ugly scene at Fenway on Tuesday, the Braves announced on Wednesday that their slugging left fielder would likely miss six weeks.
The Braves were mocked a college right-hander who has become a popular choice for Atlanta in mock drafts:
24. Braves: Ryan Cusick, RHP, Wake Forest
Cusick has run his fastball up to 102 mph this spring, but his stock dipped somewhat when he posted a 6.46 ERA in his final four starts. The Braves also like McGreevy and Schwellenbach more than most teams.
Mickey Callaway is not an individual that will be missed during his absence.
Injuries to prominent names have become all too familiar this season. I just want dominant players to stay on the field and dominate, is that too much to ask?
Which rookies have been most impressive over the past two weeks?