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Braves News: Pitching bounces back in win over Reds

The Braves got big performances throughout the pitching staff on Wednesday.

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BRAVES NEWS

Braves even series with Reds behind strong start from Soroka

The Braves were excellent on the mound and timely at the plate on Wednesday. Their offense was limited, despite an Ozzie Albies homer on the first pitch of the game, but managed three runs against Tanner Roark and the Reds bullpen. Mike Soroka started and was outstanding aside from a first-inning blunder that he escaped having allowed just one run.

The Braves’ bullpen is walking batters at record pace

Everyone knows that the Braves bullpen has been really bad, especially as it pertains to walks, but Anthony Traurig looks at just how bad that problem has been. As Anthony writes, the Atlanta bullpen is currently on a record pace in the walks department.

It doesn’t take a degree in statistics to notice that the Braves’ bullpen seems to walk a lot of batters. The Braves’ bullpen is currently walking 14.8 percent of batters it faces. That seems high, but just how high is it? Consider this:

No other bullpen is walking more than 13 percent of batters this season.

The highest walk rate for a bullpen that has been recorded over a full season is the 2004 Diamondbacks at 12.5 percent.

Latest on Braves’ Venters, O’Day, Gohara

Gabe Burns of the AJC provides updates on three injured Braves pitchers in Jonny Venters, Darren O’Day, and Luiz Gohara. Based on the article, it appears that O’Day and Gohara are nowhere near contributing to the major league club, while Venters is nearing a return, according to Brian Snitker.

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