Thursday marked a huge news day for the Atlanta Braves with a 7-2 Opening Day win against the Washington Nationals and the unfortunate news of a Max Fried injury.
The Braves jumped in front early with a three-run second inning, scored another run in the fourth, and put together another three-run frame in the ninth. Travis d’Arnaud, Orlando Arcia, Ozzie Albies, and Austin Riley each contributed to the run column.
A solid day at work!#ForTheA pic.twitter.com/PLpjxea5R7— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) March 30, 2023
The Braves win was overshadowed by the unfortunate news of Max Fried’s hamstring injury. Fried completed three innings and exited the game in the fourth with left hamstring discomfort after a play at first base.
Braves skipper Brian Snitker confirmed that Fried would miss his next start and that a trip to the injured list was not out of the question.
“I didn’t want to come out of that game without at least trying,” Fried said after tossing 43 pitches. “Treatment, staying ahead of it, just doing whatever those guys tell me to do in the training room. That’s what I’m gonna be doing to try to get back out on the field.”
We will provide more information on the extent of Fried’s injury when it becomes available. Until then, the Braves are back in action for game two today at 4:05.
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The Philadelphia Phillies announced that they have placed catcher Rafael Marchan on the 60-day IL with a fractured hamate bone.
The New York Mets rotation took a huge hit as the club placed Justin Verlander on the injured list with a low-grade muscle strain.
The Los Angeles Dodgers placed right-hander Ryan Pepiot on the injured list with an oblique strain.
Texas Rangers righty Ricky Vanasco will miss four to six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus.