It’s Braves vs. A’s, Game 2 and boy do we need it. Last night was great until it wasn’t. And by great, I don’t mean the offense. Michael Soroka looked pretty good then gave up 3 runs on a dinger. Overall, one would have to be ok with the outing and look for him to improve in his next start. In case you want to relive it, here’s the recap.

Tonight’s pitching matchup features ERA league leader Bryce Elder vs. JP Sears, a lefty with a 4.70 ERA in 53.2 IP.

Question of the Day

No peaking. ladies and gents! There are a lot of former Braves that have spent time on the A’s MLB team this year, but of the group, which player has the highest fWAR for the 2023 season.

Transaction A Day AA

This one really caught me off guard. Holy Sh*t!

A.J. Smith-Shawver aka A.S.S., has been promoted to the Majors before he can legally drink alcohol. He was a Rome Brave on April 16th and has pitched a grand total of 110 innings in his MILB career, but Anthopoulos and his team have never been shy about promoting talent and Smith-Shawver is full of it. The question remains as to which role Smith-Shawver will take on. Considering he’s so young and hasn’t thrown a ton of innings, my guess is he’ll start off in the bullpen, like Spencer Strider did, and then transition to a starting role in 2024, or later in 2023.

Braves Lineup

I’m digging this lineup against a LHP. Get it, boys.