Kyle Muller got the start for Atlanta in the first game of the doubleheader on Monday and was outstanding. The left-hander one run on one “hit” that should have been ruled an error on Guillermo Heredia, but regardless of the final line, Muller was impressive. His ability to command his arsenal was a big question mark entering the season, but this start showcased his immense potential. The Braves’ rotation depth has been tested already this season so having Muller fill in, even if temporarily, could be a huge help in what will certainly be a crucial stretch.
The Braves were unable to solve deGrom and the Atlanta bullpen was ineffective, leading to a 4-2 loss.
Acuna was the only player to touch the plate in the second game. Will Smith made things interesting in the final frame, but held on to help the Braves earn a split.
Just as he should have been. Muller was great on the mound and worked a walk off the best pitcher on Earth.
Gabriel Burns shares five takeaways from Monday’s doubleheader.
Acuna and Albies remain in the lead at their respective positions.
Darvish has been a problem since the day he arrived in the US. He is among the most unhittable arms in baseball.
Pretty embarrassing for Javy.