The Braves tried several options in the starting fifth location in 2021, but none of those options stood out. Touki Toussaint has been inconsistent, Drew Smyly is far too attainable and Kyle Wright has been unable to translate his success to Gwinnett at the major league level. Ideally, Mike Soroka would have been healthy and contributed by now, but his Achilles did not cooperate. Atlanta is left with several disappointing options down the home stretch, but luckily they should be able to avoid using a fifth starter if they advance to the playoffs. Toussaint and Smyly have had their moments this season, but they just can’t be trusted in a playoff race. Someone entering fifth starting place and taking the reins would be welcome, but time is running out.
The Braves unable to resolve the domestic bullpen in a 4-2 loss
Getting stopped by a bad pen for more than eight innings is inexcusable.
No animosity for rivals after RAP, expulsion
The Braves and Nationals apparently settled their differences after Freddie Freeman was tackled in the first inning.
Adam Duvall of the Braves “a different guy with runners in goal position”
Duvall was incredibly addicted to the Braves, but produced a run at an incredible pace all season. He currently has 98 RBIs to lead the NL.
Podcasts of the Braves
Jeter’s Hall speech concludes long-awaited day
Congratulations to four very deserving new members of the Hall of Fame.
10 guys who will one day hit 40 home runs
These young hitters have one of the best raw powers in baseball. How many of them will reach 40 circuits in a season?
Renfroe’s powers win with end-of-round magic
I’ve always wanted Hunter Renfroe in Atlanta. The tools are so loud and were on full display on Wednesday as he delivered late heroic acts both at bat and on the pitch.