Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis both got to the plate twice, but only Nick Markakis was able to reach base thanks to a walk in his second at-bat. Ozzie Albies entered the game late and got a single at-bat where he grounded out to second base. Folty had the best luck of any Brave pitching a clean fourth inning with a strikeout for the NL.
The treasure trove of prospects that is the Atlanta Braves minor league system is a perfect place to get lost by looking at the future of the franchise. Our minor league staff is doing just that on this All-Star break by breaking down the Braves top 30 prospects in the system right now.
Does Nick Markakis’ first All-Star appearance have an impact on his rookie card worth on the open market? What about Freddie Freeman’s third career selection? If you have a rookie card of any of the Braves All-Star representatives you might just want to hold onto it because the values are headed through the roof.
All night long the main storyline was not the All-Star game as a whole, but more about a singular All-Star in Manny Machado as it has now been for weeks. Reports surfaced earlier yesterday that the Dodgers were the leaders to land Machado and that was all but confirmed during last night’s game.
Some racist and homophobic Tweets by All-Star Brewers’ reliever Josh Hader surfaced during his stint in last night’s game. Hader apologized after the game for the insensitive Tweets, but this is a story that most likely will not just be going away with only an apology.