Atlanta Braves News
The Atlanta Braves came up short in Friday’s series opener falling to the Baltimore Orioles, 10-7 in 15 innings. Atlanta took a 3-1 lead in the eighth only to watch their bullpen implode allowing six runs in the ninth. They then rallied with four runs themselves off of Zach Britton to send the game to extras. Things remained that way until the 15th when Baltimore struck for three off of Peter Moylan sending the Braves to a loss.
Atlanta received some bad news on the injury front prior to Friday’s game when they placed Mike Soroka on the 10-day disabled list due to shoulder inflammation. Soroka lasted just two starts after his previous DL stint for the same injury. To replace Soroka on the active roster, the Braves selected the contract of outfielder Danny Santana from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Mike Foltynewicz completed a side session on Friday with no problems and is tentatively slated to return for Monday’s series opener against the Cincinnati Reds. There had been thoughts that Foltynewicz could return on Sunday but Braves’ manager Brian Snitker told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s David O’Brien that Brandon McCarthy will get the start in Sunday’s series finale against the Orioles.
Talking Chop’s Stacy Marlow caught up with Phil Dahling who holds exclusive rights to the game-used memorabilia from Ronald Acuña Jr. There are some great pictures in this article so be sure to check it out.
Major League Baseball handed down a 75-game suspension to Toronto Blue Jays’ reliever Roberto Osuna following his arrest for allegedly assaulting a woman. The suspension is retroactive to May 8 and Osuna has agreed not to appeal.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will receive a boost on Saturday with the return of Clayton Kershaw to the rotation. Kershaw has been on the DL since June 1 with a lower back strain.
Hanley Ramirez is the subject of a federal and state drug investigation according to a report by ABC news reporter Michelle McPhee. Ramirez is denying knowledge of any such investigation.