If you can believe it, after less than a week of play we are already 1/10 of the way through this year’s regular season. The trading deadline will come soon, and then October will rise. The Braves had a start up and down and are deservedly 3-3. As we expected, their initial rotation was the biggest concern. But their butterfly has emerged as a weapon that Brian Snitker will have fun this season.
As bad as the core of the Atlantic terrain was to begin last year, they were among the best at the end of the season, after Alex Anthopoulos added Mark Melancon, Shane Greene and Chris Martin during the trading period, and the trend continued. until 2020
On Monday̵7;s Touki Toussaint ride, in which he allowed six earned races over 2.2 relief lengths before the rays, Braves Boulevard allowed only four runners to cross the board in 24 hours. No other dismissal allowed them to do more than one earned run, and they were great at throwing punches, which was the highlight of their last season. At 26.1 inn, the core of the Atlanta terrain has just four walks, compared to thirty punches. And most of the time, they were left without their two best drugs.
Mark Melancon made his debut in 2020. Yesterday, with an impeccable goal and preserving the rays, after a firm back, he pushed him away for a few days. The teams are expected to be closer ahead. But the best Atlanta release – based on the results of the last few years – and their latest addition, Will Smith, has yet to join the team after testing a positive coronavirus virus a season ago. He has since tested for negative results and returned to camp, but still has some time to stretch before rejoining the team. We should see how he makes his Braves debut sometime next week.
Atlanta has a lot to decide on how to change the rotation if it wants to do October. The baked films by Mike Soroka and Max are fantastic, but they need more than before they will be seen as serious contenders. Hopefully hands like Sean Newcomb and Kyle Wright can move higher. Until then, however, the bullpen will have to be at the top of the game if the Braves are to repeat as NL East champions.