Fried (3-0) tossed five scoreless innings Sunday, allowing four hits and a walk while earning the win in the second game of the doubleheader against the Phillies. He struck out six.
Fried was terrific with his fourth consecutive start allowing two or fewer runs to start the season. He put himself in a bit of danger in the fifth inning; a single, a walk and a hit batter loaded the bases, but Fried escaped after forcing Bryce Harper to fly out. The 26-year-old southpaw will carry a 1.59 ERA into Saturday's road matchup against the Marlins.
Fried (2-0) picked up the win in Tuesday's 10-1 rout of the Blue Jays, allowing one run on four hits and two walks over six innings while striking out three.
The southpaw only threw 48 of 80 pitches for strikes, but other than a couple of leadoff doubles, Toronto hitters weren't able to make much solid contact against him. Fried will look to keep rolling in his next start, scheduled for Sunday in Philadelphia.
Fried (1-0) picked up the win Thursday after holding the Rays to one run on three hits and a walk while striking out seven across 6.2 innings.
It was a top-notch performance from Fried, who retired his first 14 batters while holding Tampa Bay scoreless until the seventh. After punching out the side in the first inning, Fried remained perfect until a two-out single by Mike Brosseau in the fifth frame. Luckily the threat was immediately erased as Fried picked Brosseau off at first. He then allowed a single to Manuel Margot and walked Yandy Diaz in the sixth, but avoided any damage once again. The end of his outing came two outs into the seventh after he allowed a double to Willy Adames, who soon scored after reliever Luke Jackson gave up an RBI single to Ji-Man Choi, saddling Fried with the run. Overall, Fried was beyond efficient, pitching deeper into the game than any other Braves pitcher this year. He'll take the mound again Tuesday for a matchup against Toronto.
Fried pitched five innings, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out five in a no-decision versus the Mets on Saturday.
Fried actually had a no-hitter going into the fifth inning before he surrendered an RBI triple to Amed Rosario, who subsequently scored on a sacrifice fly hit by Jeff McNeil. Fried was taken off the hook for the loss when Marcell Ozuna tied the game for the Braves in the ninth inning. In his first full season as a starter last year, Fried posted a 4.02 ERA and 173 strikeouts in 165.2 innings. His next turn in the rotation comes Thursday at home versus the Rays.
Fried will start Saturday's game against the Marlins, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Mike Soroka is set to handle Opening Day duties, and Fried will receive the nod for the second game of the season. The Braves previously indicated they will employ limited pitch counts early on for their starters, so neither pitcher figures to reach their traditional workload. Fried had a 4.02 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 173:47 K:BB in 165.2 innings over his 33 outings last season.
Fried threw a live batting practice session Friday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
The team will begin intrasquad scrimmages next week, but until then sessions like this will have to make do for the pitching staff. Fried is likely to be among the Atlanta arms on limited pitch counts to begin the season, which could make him a risky fantasy option the first couple turns through the rotation.
General manager Alex Anthopolous said Wednesday that the Braves will limit their starters to 2-to-4 innings their first couple times through the rotation, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
It's not overly surprising news given the elongated shutdown, but Anthopolous is the first GM to public say as much. Teams will have access to expanded rosters -- 30-man rosters to start -- so there's no real incentive to push starters right out of the gate following a brief secondary spring training. Fried still figures to see his fair share of innings during the 60-game campaign after posting a 4.02 ERA and 1.33 WHIP during his first full season as a starter in the majors last year.
Fried gave up two hits and five walks over 4.2 scoreless innings in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Twins. He struck out three.
While the southpaw was able to escape with no damage, the five free passes are hard to ignore. Fried now has a 5:9 K:BB through 7.2 spring innings despite his seemingly respectable 3.52 ERA, but he still has a couple weeks to iron out the kinks before Opening Day.
Fried gave up three hits and two walks over 2.2 scoreless innings against the Rays on Saturday, Dawn Klemish of MLB.com reports. He struck out one.
While it wasn't the cleanest outing for the left-hander, it was a vast improvement on Fried's spring debut, when he lasted only one-third of an inning against the Jays. "He looked better," Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said. "He's still not there yet, but... he looked a little more on the attack and commanded things better, which I figured he would." Fried, who is working to refine his changeup in camp, is expected to open the season as the team's No. 2 starter on the heels of a breakout 2019.
Fried is expected to pitch out of the bullpen for the remainder of the NLDS, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Fried was originally penciled in to start Game 4, with the caveat that he might be required in the bullpen before that. He struck out two in a scoreless inning of relief in Game 1 on Thursday and will continue in that role going forward. Julio Teheran is now likely to start Game 4, having been added to the roster to replace Chris Martin (oblique).
Fried lines up to start Game 4 of the NLDS on Monday against the Cardinals, but the Braves may change their plans, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Fried is seen as the Braves' fourth starter, but the team is open to using its pitching staff creatively if necessary. Fried could be called upon in relief in one of the first three games, prompting Atlanta to go with a bullpen game or use Dallas Keuchel on short rest in Game 4.
Fried is not scheduled to make another start this season, Grant McAuley of 680 The Fan reports.
The Braves will go with Dallas Keuchel, Mike Foltynewicz and Mike Soroka this weekend, which is how they are expected to line up for the NLDS. While Atlanta wants to make sure its playoff starters are pitching competitively and on turn, they probably won't log high pitch counts, so we could see Fried out of the bullpen in one of those three games.
Fried (17-6) picked up the win in Saturday's 8-1 victory over the Giants, giving up five hits over 5.1 scoreless innings while striking out two.
As expected, the southpaw saw a limited workload of 65 pitches as Atlanta prepares for the playoffs, but he was still efficient enough to qualify for the win, firing 51 of them for strikes. Fried is scheduled for one more outing in 2019, and he'll take a 4.11 ERA and 168:46 K:BB through 163 innings into a road start against the Mets on Sept. 28.
Fried will work only four or five innings with a low pitch count in place for Saturday's start against the Giants, Mark Bowman of MLB.comreports.
Fried has thrown 156.2 innings this season after pitching 110 total in 2018. Given that the team has clinched the NL East and that Fried has topped his 2018 workload by nearly 50 frames, this isn't a major surprise.
Fried (16-6) allowed five runs on six hits while striking out two and walking three in just 2.1 innings pitched as he was handed the loss in a 7-0 defeat to the Nationals on Sunday.
Fried has now been knocked around for five runs in two consecutive starts and has given up at least three earned runs in five of his last six starts. The 25-year-old still has an impressive record but will need to pick things up as the Braves look ahead to the playoffs. If he continues to struggle, the Braves could opt to use Mike Foltynewicz in their four-man playoff rotation instead of Fried. The left-hander now owns a 4.25 ERA along with a 230:75 K:BB across 216.1 innings pitched and is expected to pitch next against the Giants on Saturday.
Fried (16-5) allowed five earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out five across five innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Phillies.
Fried surrendered three home runs in the first inning, accounting for four of his five earned runs. He did settle in after that, allowing only three hits across his next four innings of work to somewhat mitigate the early damage. His past five starts have been a mixed bag, as he's recorded two quality stats but also surrendered five earned runs on two occasions. Overall, it's been a successful season for the 25-year-old, as he's managed a 4.02 ERA and 1.33 WHIP with 164 strikeouts across 154.1 innings. He'll look to get back on track in his next start, currently scheduled for Sunday at Washington.
Fried (16-4) earned the win against Washington on Thursday, tossing seven scoreless innings and allowing one hit while striking out nine.
Fried absolutely dominated Washington in the victory, allowing only a first-inning infield single while whiffing nine. He retired the final 19 batters he faced and induced sixteen swinging strikes in winning his seventh straight decision. The southpaw is now tied for the National League lead with Stephen Strasburg -- his adversary in Thursday's matchup -- with 16 victories, nine of which he has earned in his last 13 starts. Fried will carry a 3.86 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 159:42 K:BB over 149.1 innings into his next scheduled start in Philadelphia on Tuesday.
Fried (15-4) struck out 11 and picked up the win in Friday's 10-7 victory over the White Sox, giving up four runs (three earned) on four hits and a walk over six-plus innings.
The 11 whiffs tied his career high, and the southpaw retired the first 13 batters he faced before Eloy Jimenez reached on an infield single in the fifth inning. Fried has won six straight decisions, and he'll take a 4.05 ERA and 150:42 K:BB over 142.1 innings into his next start Thursday, as he kicks off a potentially crucial home series against the Nationals.
Fried didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 9-5 win over the Mets, giving up five runs on seven hits over five innings while striking out five.
A three-run blast by Pete Alonso in the fifth inning effectively spelled the end of Fried's night and put him on the hook for his fifth loss, but Atlanta staged a comeback after his exit. The southpaw will take a 4.03 ERA and 139:41 K:BB through 136.1 innings into his next start Friday, at home against the White Sox.
Fried gave up three runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out eight through five innings in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Sunday.
Fried gave up a three-run homer in the first inning but settled down to deliver four scoreless innings to keep the Braves in the game. Fried generated 14 swinging strikes, including seven on his four-seam fastball. The 25-year-old has a 3.84 ERA and 134 strikeouts through 24 starts this season. Fried will make his next start Saturday against the Mets at Citi Field.
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