It’s been a while since we had a Bravda.
â€œBravda,â€ from the Russian word â€œpravda,â€ meaning â€œtruth.â€
Austin Riley went 4 – 4 and the Braves knocked Ross Stripling out in the 5th inning, as Atlanta completed their road series against Toronto with their franchise record in Canada majestically undiminished.
The Braves have 15 major league quality pitchers on their roster, according to them, which is an extravagance few MLB teams claim. They were able to use several of them on Sunday, among those was Josh Tomlin, who pitched 3 innings of 1 hit ball.
Although catchers Travis d’Arnaud and Alex Jackson were placed on the disabled list, the Braves wisely had William Contreras and Jeff Mathis stashed away for just such an emergency. The former is a top prospect, and the latter has 16 years of major league experience. One, if not both, should easily top the combined .181 batting average d’Arnaud and Jackson posted.
Contreras was one of 7 starters age 27 or younger, including the aforementioned Riley, who has more hits than errors in several of the last few games. The future is bright.