It took a little while for the bats to wake up in Friday’s spring game for the Braves, but Kyle Wright made that matter a lot less as he looked dominant in the Braves’ 4-0 victory. Its hard to be too results oriented when it comes to spring training, but he looked good and the competition for the rotation to start the season looks VERY interesting.
The TC MiLB crew got together get the 2021 season off to the right start with a bit of a preview of the minor league season. Sure, the Triple-A season is going to be delayed, but it looks like the minor leagues are going to be set to go at the beginning of May and, if you can’t tell from this episode, we can’t wait.
Bryse Wilson was on the mound when the Braves clinched the division last year and he outpitched Clayton Kershaw in the NLCS. That said, he comes into camp far from guaranteed a rotation spot or even a roster spot. Don’t tell Bryse that though, because he’s learned he belongs in the major leagues...and he could very well be right.
Charlie Morton’s first stint with the Braves was a fairly forgettable experience and it wasn’t until his time with the Astros and Rays that he learned not only how to prepare and improve, but how to win. Now, he is hoping that that experience is something he can carry into the Braves’ clubhouse and help out this young pitching staff.
Welcome to spring training...where weird things happen and we get a giggle out of it. Sure, its always fun to see some minor league journeyman go wild for five spring games and get fans clamoring for him to take a roster spot or to see some of the “creative” swings and fielding as guys knock off the rust, but this triple play is where its at.
It did seem almost too good to be true that Shohei Ohtani could dominate at the plate and on the mound when he joined the Angels. An injury that cost him a year plus of pitching and his bat has been a bit iffy, but this spring has shown what he is capable of as he hit a bomb to dead center and then the next day, he was chucking 100 mph heat past hitters.