Mike Foltynewicz managed to complete five shutout innings before being pulled with only 76 pitches, which was later revealed as a response to some type of illness. Offensively, the Braves jumped out to a 4-0 lead before piling on late to earn a 7-2 win. Josh Donaldson and Tyler Flowers each drove in three runs to pace the Atlanta attack.
The Braves added two highly-touted arms to their major league roster on Tuesday, with AJ Minter and Bryse Wilson being recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett. Both Minter and Wilson have struggled mightily at the major league level this season, but have enjoyed success in the minor leagues recently.
The only Braves affiliate to reach the postseason resides just east of Atlanta, and will play their first playoff game tonight against Columbus. Gaurav looks at positional advantages for each team ahead of their opening series.
Melancon was one of baseball’s best closers a few years ago, recording a National League-leading 51 saves for Pittsburgh in 2015 and 47 saves in a 2016 season split between the Pirates and Washington Nationals. After signing a four-year $62 million free-agent contract with the Giants, a complicated forearm injury sidelined him for chunks of the 2017 season, required pronator muscle surgery in September 2017 and continued to bother him throughout 2018. He finally felt 100% healthy again this year.
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