It was a rough night at the plate for the Braves who got hits from exactly two players. Max Fried was forced to leave after the third inning thanks to a blister as well which is not good news for the Braves who simply cannot catch a break with starter injuries this season.
Nick Markakis just had one of the best first halves of a season in his career and he’s not only doing it at the plate, but in the field as well. Naturally there has to be more to this right? A change in mechanics or something? Maybe it’s just a case of final-year-of-contract-itis.
The Braves farm system continues to be the talk of minor league baseball with new and exciting young talents breaking out all around on a daily basis. The newest to do so is pitching prospect Huascar Ynoa who was acquired in the trade that sent Jaime Garcia to Minnesota last season. Let’s take a deeper look at where his success is coming from.
The Braves basically had two 2018 All-Star starters in the bag with Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis already having their positions locked up. Second base in the NL was a position that came down to the wire yesterday and now we must wait to see if Atlanta will have two starters or three.
We have all tried as a kid to blow a bubble as big as our head... right? Alright, maybe that’s just me, but if you did ever want to see the result of what a bubble that big might look like James Shields has got you covered.
Ah, the 2018 Nationals. Once down 7-0 in yesterday’s game against the Marlins and seemingly in line for another loss Washington blew back past Miami to end up winning the game 14-12 in historic fashion.