The Braves’ first series has not gone to plan.
Everyone agrees that the city of Atlanta losing the 2021 All-Star Game really, really stinks. Where reasonable people can disagree is whether it was the right decision. Demetrius examines this very complex topic in this thoughtful piece.
The Braves got one….yes, one hit in their shutout loss to the Phillies on Saturday. Wheeler was quite good, but Charlie Morton looked good as well. Hopefully, the Braves can figure things out quickly.
The Braves added back some minor league depth for their bullpen on Saturday. Carl Edwards Jr. is back after not making the major league team out of spring, Jesse Biddle returns to the Braves, and Yolmer Sanchez gives the team some infield depth as well.
Ehire Adrianza had to attend to a personal matter and, as a result, he has to go through health protocols before he can play again. Filling his spot on the bench for the moment will be Johan Camargo.
Ke’Bryan Hayes is a frontrunner for the National League Rookie of the Year Award and looks like he could be a real problem for the rest of the league going forward. Unfortunately, he hurt his wrist and had to leave Saturday’s game early. There is good news, though…x-rays were negative.
Color me surprised that the Cardinals were getting chippy with another team already and Yadier Molina was right in the thick of it.