Atlanta Braves News
Mike Soroka allowed four runs including three homers while Max Scherzer turned in a dominant performance in a 9-4 loss to the Washington Nationals. The loss snapped Atlanta’s nine-game winning streak but they still came away with a series win over Washington. Atlanta went 9-1 on its 10-game homestand and leads the NL East by nine full games.
The Atlanta Braves recognized their minor-league players and pitchers of the year awards during Sunday’s game against the Nationals. Top prospect Ian Anderson was named as the organization’s Pitcher of the Year after a dominant season at Double-A Mississippi before a late season promotion to Gwinnett. Outfielder Trey Harris took home the organization’s Player of the Year Award after advancing through three levels while putting up good offensive numbers.
The Braves made a minor trade prior to Sunday’s game dealing minor-league outfielder Ryan LaMarre to the Minnesota Twins for cash considerations. LaMarre spent the entire season at Gwinnett where he hit .311/.380/.477 with nine home runs in 126 games. He was added to the Twins 40-man roster but will be ineligible for the postseason.
The Red Sox announced late Sunday evening that they have parted ways with President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski. The move comes less than a year since Boston won the 2018 World Series. Boston’s 2019 season has been a bit of a disappointment. The team currently has a winning record at 76-67 but are 17.5 games behind the Yankees in the AL East and are eight games back in the wildcard race.
Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki left Saturday’s game with what appeared to be an elbow injury. He underwent an MRI exam which revealed no structural damage but will be sidelined due to inflammation.
The A’s are planning to promote top prospect Jesus Luzardo to the Majors on Monday just as Oakland opens a four-game series against the Houston Astros. MLB Pipeline ranks Luzardo as the No. 18 prospect in baseball.