39 year-old Charlie Morton, who’s arguably been the Braves best starting pitcher in 2023, will face off against Ryne Nelson, aged 25, in the 2nd game of this Braves vs. Diamondbacks series. Nelson is a 4 pitch SP, throwing the FB over 50% of the time, the slider is the runner up at about 25%, and change and curve round out his arsenal. Thus far, none of the 4 pitches have been plus according to Fangraphs.

Transaction a Day AA

This is a loaded transaction. Danny Young gets the heave-ho even though he pitched really well when in the bigs. Sam Hilliard goes to the IL after coming up gimpy yesterday. Lastly, Seth Elledge gets the call with the Braves and boy oh boy, what a crazy journey 2023 has been for Elledge. Meanwhile, Eddie Rosario is back after a small injury and Forrest Wall will only see the grass when he’s shagging Eddie’s balls pre-game. I apologize in advance for that visual.

Seth Elledge’s 2023 Baseball Journey

  • Didn’t make #Braves OD roster
  • Stayed on 40-man
  • Sent to AAA Gwinnett
  • DFA’d by Braves
  • Claimed by Mets
  • Removed from Mets 40-man
  • Claimed by DET
  • DFA’d by DET
  • Outrighted to AAA
  • Released by DET
  • MILB deal w/ ATL
  • Assigned to AAA
  • Promoted to MLB

Braves vs. Diamondbacks Lineups

Austin Riley showed up last night and looked ready to destroy things. When Austin gets hot, he stays hot for really long stretches.

  • In 2021, Riley went on a 61 game, 1.028 OPS tear
  • In 2022, Riley went on a 61 game, 1.101 OPS tear

Let’s hope that this is the beginning of one of those tears.

Braves vs. Diamondbacks, Game 2! Time for another streak.

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