The Braves dropped their third straight Thursday night in a 7-1 loss to the New York Mets. Ozzie Albies recorded three hits on the night but walks and suspect defense ultimately sealed Atlanta’s fate. The Braves will open up their final series of the season in Miami on Thursday.
Sean Newcomb gave up three runs over five innings Thursday night. While his season overall was a bit uneven due to the same control problems that have plagued him throughout the minors, Newcomb flashed enough potential to show that he can be a part of the team’s future.
Coming into the season, Atlanta thought their bullpen was in good shape. It has turned out to be the opposite and one of the major areas the team will need to improve if they hope to be successful in 2018.
The Braves have yet to announce a starter for Sunday’s series finale but if R.A. Dickey wants it then it will be his according to manager Brian Snitker. If Dickey declines then the nod will likely go to lefty Max Fried.
MLB owners unanimously approved the transfer of ownership of the Miami Marlins from Jeffrey Loria to a group led by Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter on Thursday. The deal is expected to be officially closed on Monday.