The Braves were unable to crack the Blue Jays and starter Hyun-Jin Ryu on Wednesday as the veteran left-hander diced his way through the Atlanta lineup. Atlanta was without Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman was not in the starting lineup, but the right-handed heavy lineup still could have fared much better. On a more positive note, Braves starter Sean Newcomb was much more effective in his third start of the season than either of his first two. Hopefully the young left-hander can build on this start going forward.
Demetrius aptly describes the paltry offensive output from the Braves on Wednesday. You rarely expect a team this talented to lose 2-1 games, but the Blue Jays had their number this time around. Atlanta still has a shot to win the series on Thursday with Touki Toussaint on the mound.
The Braves will be without Ozzie Albies and Matt Adams, at least for a brief stint. Both players were placed on the injured list on Wednesday, with Alex Jackson and Nick Markakis being added to the active roster as their replacements. Markakis pinch-hit on Wednesday, grounding out to first in his only appearance.
The Braves placed five prospects on the newly-minted Top 100 list from MLB Pipeline.
Braves top prospect Cristian Pache comes in at number 14 on the list with his outfield partner Drew Waters coming in at 28. The rest of the Braves selections include Ian Anderson at 43, Kyle Wright at 57, and Shea Langeliers at 78.
Mark Bradley tries to douse any talk of trading for another top starter, instead proposing that the Braves place their hopes on the left shoulder of Cole Hamels.
Oh no. Another leg injury for one of baseball’s best pitchers. Let’s hope that Scherzer can recover quickly.
Even if I hate the Cubs, it’s still hard to watch Craig Kimbrel struggle this badly.
Freddie Freeman is hardly the only star slumping at the moment.