The Braves struggled to bring baserunners home (just 1-13 with runners in scoring position), the bullpen had issues with walks again, and both of the Braves’ starting catchers were hurt in a 4-2 loss to the Marlins on Saturday night. In short, it was not a great night for the home team...although there were still plenty of Tiger memes to be found.
As mentioned above, both Tyler Flowers and Brian McCann were hurt in last night’s game. McCann hurt his hamstring running the bases and could be out for a bit. Upon entering for the aforementioned McCann, Flowers was hit in his throwing hand with a 98 mph fastball and could miss the next couple of games. To try and shore things up, the Braves are calling up Alex Jackson from Triple-A and he will likely make his major league debut.
The 2019 MLB Draft is creeping up on us and with the Braves holding a top 10 pick as well as another first rounder, we are working hard behind the scenes to see what players the Braves could/should target. Our own Matt Powers took a pass at the players you should at least start looking at in advance of the draft....expect this list to get thinned down and change as we get closer.
The Tiger Woods Braves memes have taken over Twitter in hilarious fashion and its starting to get noticed by the national media. Long-time Talking Chop writer Scott Coleman (along with Gaurav Vedak) started this madness and Scott was interviewed by MLB Network Radio about it.
The minor league season is in full swing mercifully and Friday night’s games saw some of the Braves’ better outfield prospects shine. Here is the full recap of the minor league game slate from Friday.
Our friends over at MLB.com went around the league and highlighted the six teams that could use free agent reliever Craig Kimbrel the most. You’ll never guess who is the first team that Feinsand lists.
The Orioles were actually proactive about a shortcoming on their roster which is a welcome change as they signed Dan Straily to a major league contract. Straily has hopped around the league in his career where he was most recently seen as a member of the Marlins.
Mike Trout is insane at the game of baseball....we all know this. However, he is extra insane right now as he connected for his fourth home run in three game in the form of a grand slam that may or may not have landed yet.