Right-handed pitcher Bryce Elder began his revenge tour on Tuesday evening as the Atlanta Braves shut out the Miami Marlins, 6-0. Elder tossed an impressive seven innings, allowing just three hits and striking out six Fish.
Bryce Elder was in control tonight. pic.twitter.com/zkfX0TgfXh— Bally Sports: Braves (@BravesOnBally) May 3, 2023
Ahead of Tuesday, Elder’s previous start came against the Marlins on April 26. He had some control issues and lasted just 5.1 innings. He surrendered four runs, walked two, and struck out three.
“I think the last couple of starts have been just kind of okay,” Elder said postgame. “It got the job done, in a sense, but tonight it was really good and we’ll hopefully continue to build off that.”
“The best advice I ever got was to play the long game,” he added. “I just try to be prepared everyday and see where it gets me and see how long I play. When I have my stuff, and sometimes even when I don’t, I can still get outs. I can get the job done, so I just trust in that and continue to do it.”
Things went well offensively, too, as Ronald Acuña Jr. returned to the lineup after Monday’s scare and collected an RBI. Austin Riley, Sean Murphy, Ozzie Albies, and Eddie Rosario also joined Acuña in the RBI column.
The Braves go for the series win tonight at 6:40 ET.
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