Atlanta Braves News
Freddie Freeman exited Saturday’s win over the White Sox early after he was hit by a pitch in the foot. He garnered plenty of revenge on Sunday going 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and drove in all five of Atlanta’s runs in a 5-3 win over the Chicago White Sox. Julio Teheran allowed two runs over six innings of work while the bullpen handled the rest. The win gives Atlanta a three-game sweep in the series and put them 30 games over .500 for the first time since the 2013 season.
With September now upon us, the Braves added some reinforcements to their roster prior to Sunday’s game. The team activated Brian McCann from the 10-day injured list and recalled Johan Camargo, Chad Sobotka and Jeremy Walker from Gwinnett.
Atlanta overcame an injury plagued August to go 19-9 in the month while maintaining their lead in the NL East standings despite a red hot run by the Washington Nationals. If the Braves do go on to win the division, then we may look back at the performance in August for the biggest reason why.
Robinson Cano is planning to play in one more rehab game on Monday before rejoining the Mets’ active roster. He has been out since August 4 due to a torn left hamstring.
Justin Verlander strengthened his Hall of Fame resume on Sunday when he hurled his third career no-hitter against the Blue Jays. He is just the sixth pitcher ever with three or more no-hitters in their career.
The Chicago Cubs scratched You Darvish from his scheduled start on Sunday due to tightness in his right forearm. The club called the move “precautionary” and said that they expect Darvish to make his next scheduled start Saturday in Milwaukee. Darvish has been outstanding since the All-Star break posting a 2.93 ERA with 72 strikeouts over nine starts.
One season removed from being a National League All-Star, reliever Jeremy Jeffress is now looking for a new job. Milwaukee put Jeffress on release waivers Sunday. He is currently on the injures list with a strained left hip and plans to sit out the remainder of the season in order to get healthy.
Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco returned to the mound for the first time since he was diagnosed with leukemia. He was greeted by a standing ovation from the crowd at Tropicana Field and allowed two hits and one run in an inning of work. However, his performance at this juncture is secondary in what could be classified as a miracle return.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to promote their top prospect Gavin Lux to the majors on Sunday. Lux has hit .347/.421/.607 with 26 home runs in 113 games between Double-A and Triple-A this season.