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.
Despite the late-inning meltdown from the bullpen, Tucker Davidson was outstanding and continues to impress.
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.
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.
Josh Donaldson is not making friends in New York, but tried to clarify his comments on foreign substances.
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.