The Braves got seven strong innings from Mike Foltynewicz en route to a 7-2 win over the Phillies on Monday. Josh Donaldson backed the effort with a three-run homer, Ronald Acuna hit a leadoff homer, and Freddie Freeman added three hits. The magic number now stands at 10 with three weeks remaining in the regular season.
Gabe Burns writes that Atlanta may add a significant veteran piece in the coming days, and Nick Markakis nears his return from a broken wrist.
Braves outfielder Nick Markakis, who has been sidelined since July 27 with a fractured wrist, will take live batting practice Wednesday in Philadelphia and could return to team as soon as Friday.
If you build it, people will come. The Braves built a stadium and a championship-caliber roster, and people have come to see both at SunTrust Park. The club is on pace to set a 12-year high in attendance this season.
The man is back after a traumatic few months.
The Braves are going to have to deal with this guy for a long time. Luckily, he plays for the Mets so none of it is likely to matter from a postseason perspective.
As I was saying...