Last night, we drew a collective breath as Ronald Acuna Jr. took a 100+MPH of exit velo off the ankle. Flashbacks of what happened to Johan Camargo ran through Braves fans heads, but a day later and he’s good to go! That’s the biggest Braves Roster news of the day, but I cannot help but smile and hope that some of the Braves woes in starting pitching will get better by subtraction.
Apparently Sean Newcomb is here to be in the bullpen and that’s probably the right move, but if I were GM, I’d give him one more look in the rotation before making that call.
Braves Roster News: The Starters Align
Anytime I see Touki Toussaint‘s name listed as starter, I get excited for what could be. Hopefully he corrected his mechanics…again, and we can get the Touki that was here in early August. Cole Hamels will make his Braves debut exactly 2 weeks before the end of the season. Realistically, Hamels will get paid 6.7 MM for <20 innings of work. He better kick some ass in the playoffs.
Braves Roster News: The Lineup
Kyle Wright will be starting tomorrow. If you missed it, check out Jeremy Timmerman’s piece on him here.