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Braves News: Josh Donaldson breaks out, bullpen recovers and more

Donaldson homered twice in Sunday’s win over the Indians.

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Cleveland Indians Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves News

Braves bats go to eleven as Fried hushes Tribe in 11-5 win

Josh Donaldson homered twice while Max Fried turned in another solid performance on the mound as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Cleveland Indians 11-5. Atlanta takes the series and improves to 11-10 on the season. The Braves will enjoy an off day on Monday before opening a three-game set in Cincinnati on Tuesday.

Braves bullpen shows reason for optimism

The Braves’ bullpen has been much maligned so far this season but they showed some resiliency on Saturday holding the Indians at bay for 7 2/3 innings to allow Atlanta to come from behind in an 8-7 win.

MLB News

Rays Place Austin Meadows On IL Due To Sprained Thumb

The Tampa Bay Rays placed outfielder Austin Meadows on the injured list due to a sprained thumb.

Mets “Keeping A Close Eye On” Gio Gonzalez

The New York Mets are reportedly keeping an eye on Gio Gonzalez’s situation with the Yankees. Gonzalez opted out of his minor league deal with the Yankees on Saturday and New York will have 48 hours to either release him or promote him to the active roster. If they cut him loose, the Mets may have interest in adding him to their rotation.

Matt Shoemaker Has Torn ACL, Will Miss Remainder Of Season

Blue Jays pitcher Matt Shoemaker exited Saturday’s game early with an apparent knee injury. Toronto learned on Sunday that Shoemaker would be lost for the rest of the 2019 season after an MRI revealed a torn ACL.

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