As Mark Bowman writes, Acuña is showing signs of pressing as he pursues a 40-40 season in the final weeks. The phenom has seen his strikeouts pile up recently and may be due a day off, regardless of his statistical pursuits.
But Acuña’s journey into the record books has been slowed as he has produced a .665 OPS over his past 31 games. There were just 10 NL players who entered Tuesday with a lower mark within this stretch.
It was great to see Culberson with his family prior to the start of Wednesday night’s game, as the fan favorite received the Braves’ nomination for the Roberto Clemente Award.
The Braves have multiple candidates for managerial openings on their coaching staff, and may see some of their most beloved instructors exit in the right circumstance.
The Braves have multiple players, outside of Ronald Acuña, who are chasing statistical milestones. Chris Martin is one of those highlighted by StatsSAC.
Chris Martin has been a fun case from a statistical point of view this year. In Texas, he sported a 3.08 ERA and a 4.01 FIP. In Atlanta, he has produced a 4.70 ERA and 1.91 FIP. While he has been a bit unlucky as a Brave, he has been quite impressive at times as well, especially with his ability to limit walks. On the season, Martin has 61 strikeouts and 5 walks in 53 1⁄3 innings pitched. If he were to continue his present pace, he would become just the 8th reliever in MLB history who has thrown more than 50 innings in a season while producing a SO/BB ratio higher than 12. Considering the journey that Martin and the Braves bullpen have both experienced in recent history, that would be quite an accomplishment.
What a career for CC Sabathia. The Bronx faithful gave the left-hander a very well-deserved standing ovation as he exited on Wednesday.
The final edition of the MLB Pipeline Top 100 for this season.