Mike Soroka will get the start for the Atlanta Braves in Game 3 of the NLDS on Sunday. Mike Foltynewicz is a virtual lock to start a potential Game 5 on regular rest on Wednesday if needed. However, things remain up in the air for Game 4 as Atlanta continues to weigh its options.
The Braves added Julio Teheran to the NLDS roster as an injury replacement for Chris Martin on Friday. With Max Fried shifting to a relief role, Teheran is an option to start Game 4. Atlanta could also elect to bring Dallas Keuchel back on short rest. Keuchel threw 74 pitches over 4 2/3 innings in Game 1. Brian Snitker also told reporters that it could end up being a bullpen game with Josh Tomlin figuring into the mix as well.
Based on the Game 3 outcome, Teheran or Keuchel on short rest are the most likely Game 4 options. When asked about the possibility of going with Tomlin, Snit said there is a chance it could be a bullpen game.— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) October 5, 2019
While the Braves don’t want to tip their hand for Game 4, it may well be an all of the above situation especially depending on the outcome of Game 3. Some combination of Keuchel/Teheran along with a multi-inning appearance by Fried would seem to be likely. Everyone would be an option besides Foltynewicz who would seemingly be held in reserve for Game 5.