Braves vs. Diamondbacks, Round 2! Is it odd to say that the Diamondbacks are good? Because it feels odd to say the Diamondbacks are good. It’s pretty wild, but the franchise peaked in their 2nd season when they won 100 games. They went on to stay above .500 and win a World Series in 2001, becoming the fastest expansion team to win the dance. From 2004 on, they’ve finished above .500 6 times and if the pace continues, 2023 will make 7.

Braves vs. Diamondbacks, Pitching Matchups

Game 1: Zach Davies vs. Bryce Elder

Game 2: Ryne Nelson vs. Charlie Morton

Game 3: Zac Gallen vs. Spencer Strider

Transaction a Day AA

I figured Kolby Allard would hit the 60-day IL when I heard “shoulder” in the injury announcement. What I did not expect was that Forrest Wall would get the call to replace Sam Hilliard who’s replacing Eddie Rosario (I discussed Wall a good bit in this piece). Wall was making a name for himself with brilliant May and June, then he fell off a cliff in July, collecting only 1 hit in 31 PAs. While I expect Wall to ride the pine then go down when Rosario is ready to go, I sure would like to see him get a start at some point in his time up.

Braves Lineup

Braves Journal Question of the Day

If AA can find someone to take Marcell Ozuna and his contract at the trade deadline, should he do it?