Fried allowed four runs -- two earned -- on six hits and a walk while striking out seven batters through just 4.1 innings during Sunday's win over Miami. He didn't factor into the decision.
The 23-year-old lefty has made just four starts and pitched only 26 innings in the majors this season, so it wasn't surprising to see him exit quickly Sunday. Fried posted a respectable 3.81 ERA, WHIP and 7.6 in his first taste of the majors, but he'll probably return to the minors for more seasoning to begin 2018. He's only made two starts at the Triple-A level with Gwinnett, after all.
Fried will start Sunday's game against the Marlins, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
R.A. Dickey apparently passed on the option to start the Braves' season finale, so Fried will get the ball instead. The 23-year-old owns a respectable 3.21 ERA in 14 innings as a big-league starter this season, but his 4.39 xFIP suggests he may be due for some negative regression.
Fried could start Sunday's game in Miami, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Manager Brian Snitker said R.A. Dickey would start Sunday if he wants the ball, but Fried would be the fallback option if the veteran knuckleballer is content not pitching again. It's hard to judge Fried based on his success or failures in the big leagues this year, as he skipped High-A completely to start the season, logged 86.2 innings at Double-A and then pitched just six innings at Triple-A before being promoted to the majors. This quick ascension has to do with the fact that Fried is on the 40-man roster, and the Braves want to see what he's capable of before their premier pitching prospects are all ready for The Show in the coming years. Fried has a 3.21 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and nine strikeouts in 14 innings as a big-league starter this year, but he appears to be due for negative regression (4.39 xFIP).
Fried (1-1) allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits and one walk across 5.1 innings to earn the loss in the nightcap of Monday's doubleheader against the Mets. He struck out two.
Fried pitched well aside from the third inning, when he allowed two runs on two hits, an error and a hit batsman. He pumped in 16 first-pitch strikes to 25 hitters and induced 12 groundball outs. Fried struggled in his previous start, but this improved effort lowered his season ERA to a respectable 3.74. He was assigned to the spot start as the team completed a doubleheader, to it's possible that the left-hander has made his final appearance of 2017.
Fried will start the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the Mets, Chris Bumbaca of MLB.com reports.
The Braves will require a sixth starter with the team in the midst of a six-game stretch in five days, so Fried will temporarily reenter the rotation to fill the void. It will mark the left-hander's first start since Sept. 9 against the Marlins, when he surrendered four runs (three earned) over 3.2 innings. Due to Fried's prior history of elbow problems, the Braves likely aren't eager to have him work deep into Monday's outing even if he performs well, so his upside is fairly limited as a streamer in season-long leagues and as a DFS play.
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