Arodys Vizcaino’s recent struggles continued on Wednesday when he allowed a go-ahead two run home run to Freddy Galvis in the eighth inning. The loss was Atlanta’s fourth straight and eighth in their last 10 games.
Braves rookie Tyrell Jenkins made his first MLB start in Wednesday’s game as he subbed in for Julio Teheran. Jenkins was impressive allowing one earned run over 4 2/3 innings of work.
Scott Coleman takes a look back at the Evan Gattis trade and tries to determine who got the better end of the deal.
Gattis will probably be out of baseball within two years, and there's enough upside with Foltynewicz and Ruiz for Atlanta to feel OK about the deal at this point. Both are still young with 10 combined years of control remaining. A worst-case scenario would be Foltynewicz shifts to the bullpen and Ruiz is unable to hit for enough power to stick at third base. Even then, I can't help but think this deal turns out favorably for Atlanta when we look back on it in five years.
Matt Harvey’s struggles this season have been well documented and the Mets placed him on the disabled list on Wednesday due to shoulder discomfort. Harvey is just 4-10 on the season with a 4.86 ERA.
MLB Daily Dish is taking a look at each MLB team and what they might do at the trade deadline.