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The Daily Chop: Walk-Off Loss, Riley, Mock Draft, and more

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The Braves have not been over .500 all season.

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Braves flirted with a winning record on Wednesday, but were denied as Will Smith allowed a walk-off two-run home run to Luke Williams. Atlanta has struggled in the bullpen for much of the season, but appeared to be stabilizing prior to the ninth inning blast that soured an otherwise impressive game for the staff. The Braves continue to struggle, lagging behind the Mets in a division that appears winnable.

Braves News

Tucker Davidson Delivers a Gem, but Braves fall in heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Phillies

Despite the late-inning meltdown from the bullpen, Tucker Davidson was outstanding and continues to impress.

Let the Austin Riley All-Star campaign begin

Austin Riley has been incredible this season and is very deserving of an All-Star selection. Gabriel Burns of the AJC highlights all the reasons why Riley should spend a few days in Denver next month.

Mayer, Leiter headline latest mock Draft

24. Braves: Michael McGreevy, RHP, UC Santa BarbaraIt’s mostly pitchers who are linked with the Braves — Chandler, McGreevy, Mississippi State right-hander Will Bednar, Schwellenbach, Bush — though Chandler and Schwellenbach are two-way guys whom Atlanta might deploy at shortstop.

MLB News

Oh baby! Mom holding infant makes catch

Donaldson clarifies comments on Cole

Josh Donaldson is not making friends in New York, but tried to clarify his comments on foreign substances.

MiLB pitcher discharged after liner to head

Rays prospect Tyler Zombro was released from the hospital on Wednesday after taking a line drive to the head a week ago. This is excellent news, especially given how scary the situation was at the time of the incident.