The Braves bats were bound to cool off at some point, but this way is much less costly in the standings. Atlanta will make up the contest on August 26, which is somewhat unfortunate as this series featured a heavily decimated Rockies roster. Hopefully during April of next season Major League Baseball considers leaving Denver out of the Braves’ travel plans.
Kevin Gausman was scheduled to start for Atlanta on Wednesday night in Colorado, where over 100 family and friends were set to watch the right-hander make his first start in his hometown. Instead, Gausman will get the ball on Thursday as the Braves begin a four-game series with the Mets.
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The extensions continue, as impending free agent Matt Carpenter inks a two-year deal to remain with the Cardinals through 2021.
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