The Braves have not had a great few weeks, with the bullpen not living up to it’s billing and inconsistent offense. The offensive struggled were illustrated in a really bad showing this series in Oakland to only score 7 runs in the series against a team allowing an average of 7 runs per game. Of course, this is a tiny sample for the series, but the Braves have suffered from a combination of injuries, bad luck, and bad play over the last few weeks. With that being said, they have emerged from May with the fourth best record in baseball and a 4.0 game division lead, and still have an exceedingly talented team, now bolstered by the yet-to-debut AJ Smith-Shawver.
Kiley McDaniel’s latest mock draft for ESPN had the Braves taking a power outfielder.
Prospects continue to shine in the lower levels of the minors, which have been recently re-stocked.
The Braves salvaged a win and avoided a catastrophic sweep in Oakland from what remained a really ugly result from the series.
Riley Greene is hitting the IL with a stress fracture.
Alec Bohm has injured his hamstring and is getting an MRI to assess the damage.
Michael Conforto is day-to-day with a heel injury after a clean MRI.