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Braves' Jacob Webb: Optioned to Triple-A
Webb was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday.
Webb was recalled by Atlanta on Thursday and allowed no hits and a walk in a scoreless inning Friday. He's posted a 5.29 ERA and 1.82 WHIP in 17 innings across 17 relief appearances in the majors this year.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Drew Smyly: Saturday's start postponed
Smyly won't pitch Saturday against the Cardinals since the game was postponed due to inclement weather, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Saturday's game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Sunday. Smyly will start Game 2 of the twin bill, while Bryse Wilson will take the mound in the matinee.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Ozzie Albies: Big day fuels big win
Albies went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, three runs scored and three RBI in Friday's 9-1 win over the Cardinals.
His two-run shot off Carlos Martinez in the second inning broke the game open for Atlanta and gave Albies his 10th homer of the year. The second baseman hadn't gone yard since May 22, but he's still been plenty productive in the meantime, slashing .310/.376/.512 in his last 21 games with four steals, 14 runs and 19 RBI in addition to Friday's blast.... See More ... See Less
Braves' William Contreras: Swats seventh homer
Contreras went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Friday's 9-1 win over the Cardinals.
His blast to lead off the second inning against Carlos Martinez put Atlanta ahead 2-1, and the team never looked back. Contreras has been hit-or-miss lately, recording three multi-hit performances in his last seven starts but going just 1-for-16 in the other four. The rookie is batting .243 on the year with seven homers and 21 RBI through 34 contests.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Max Fried: Cruises to fourth win
Fried (4-4) picked up the win in Friday's 9-1 romp over the Cardinals, allowing one run on two hits and two walks over seven innings. He struck out six.
St. Louis grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning against the southpaw, but Fried shut the Cards down after that as the Atlanta offense got rolling. He threw 68 of 98 pitches for strikes en route to his third straight quality start and sixth in his last seven trips to the mound, and Fried boasts a 2.59 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 35:14 K:BB through 41.2 innings over that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Mike Soroka: Achilles fully healed
Soroka is still wearing a protective boot following a second procedure on his Achilles tendon in late May, but he has resumed throwing exercises and the tendon itself is fully healed, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
The issue that caused him to undergo a second exploratory surgery turned out to be his body rejecting the sutures from the first procedure and didn't directly involve the Achilles tendon itself, which explains why Atlanta has become more optimistic about Soroka's chances of pitching this season. The right-hander hasn't put any kind of timetable on his recovery, which is understandable given his prior setbacks, but the boot should be removed next week and how soon he gets back on a mound will be determined by how quickly he can strengthen his calf. Soroka might yet play a part in Atlanta's push for a playoff spot down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Abraham Almonte: Doubles, drives in one
Almonte went 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a walk in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Cardinals.
The 32-year-old doubled off John Gant, scoring Ozzie Albies to add another run in the fourth inning. Almonte has recently earned everyday playing time with a .300/.463/.550 slash line in 54 plate appearances. He has one home run, five RBI and eight runs since making his debut for Atlanta on May 31.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Ozzie Albies: Triples, scores in win
Albies went 1-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Cardinals.
Albies tripled in the sixth inning, knocking in Ronald Acuna to increase Atlanta's lead to two runs. He later scored in the same inning on an Abraham Almonte double. The second baseman's batting average is down slightly at .250, but his .801 OPS is right around his career average. The 24-year-old has nine home runs, but he hasn't hit one since May 22. His six steals are second on the team behind Acuna's 14.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Bryse Wilson: Likely to start Sunday
Wilson will likely start Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Wilson has been with Triple-A Gwinnett since May 23, and he's made four starts in his most recent minor-league stint. He last pitched June 15, which means that he'd be on full rest if he takes the mound in Sunday's series finale against St. Louis. Atlanta's starters are dealing with several injuries, so Kyle Muller will likely start one of the two games in Monday's doubleheader against the Mets. It's not yet clear whether Wilson will remain in the rotation while Tucker Davidson (forearm) is sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Ronald Acuna: Drives in one, swipes bag
Acuna went 1-for-2 with an RBI, a run scored, a walk and a stolen base in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Cardinals.
Acuna marked up the scoresheet Thursday, driving in one while also stealing a base and scoring. It was his third stolen base this past week, giving him a total of 14 on the season, enough for third-best in all of baseball. The 23-year-old's speed is just an added bonus on top of his .294/.398/.605 slash line and 18 home runs. He trails only Fernando Tatis in home runs plus steals. Acuna is riding a current 25-game streak of reaching base safely.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Guillermo Heredia: Homers, reaches base three times
Heredia went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a double, a walk and an additional run scored in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Cardinals.
Heredia took John Gant deep with two outs in the fifth inning for the first run of the game. It was his only long ball this season other than his two-homer game April 18. In addition, he added a leadoff double in the seventh inning and scored. The 30-year-old is slashing .275/.360/.467 with three homers, 14 RBI and 24 runs in 136 plate appearances. He is not a great fantasy option with his limited power and lack of speed.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Charlie Morton: Fires 7.2 shutout innings
Morton (6-3) fired 7.2 scoreless innings and allowed three hits and zero walks while striking out seven to earn the win over the Cardinals on Thursday.
Morton had his best start of the season Thursday, as it was his first scoreless outing of the year. In addition, it was his deepest start and only the second time he didn't issue any walks. The 37-year-old has a 4.03 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP with 82 strikeouts in 73.2 innings. His next start tentatively lines up for Tuesday against the Mets.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Kyle Muller: Likely to start Monday
Muller will likely start one of the two games in Monday's doubleheader against the Mets, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Muller made his major-league debut Wednesday but was sent back to the minors Thursday after he allowed two runs on four hits in one inning. Although the team hasn't made an official announcement, the southpaw is the most likely option to take the mound as part of a twin bill Monday.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Kyle Muller: Heads back to minors
Muller was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.
Muller spent just a single day on the active roster but did get the chance to make his major-league debut. His outing didn't go well, however, as he allowed two runs on four hits in a single inning of work. Jacob Webb was recalled in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Jacob Webb: Recalled by Atlanta
Webb was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.
Webb has pitched 16 times at the big-league level this season, struggling to a 5.63 ERA and 1.88 WHIP. Kyle Muller was optioned in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
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