Brandon Woodruff and Josh Hader held the Braves to 5 hits; Woodruff and Mike Foltynewicz allowing the home runs in regulation. Folty took a step toward regaining Foltzie status, otherwise allowing only a 4th inning single to Yasmani Grandal, and walking none. He added 3 strikeouts in his 6 innings. Touki Toussaint went 1 1/3 perfect innings in relief, but Jerry Blevins, Jacob Webb, and Parsons allowed 2 hits apiece. However, like Foltynewicz, the bullpen did not allow a walk
Austin Riley went 0 – 4 with 3 strikeouts. Halfway through the experiment (assuming Ender Inciarte will need the 10 day IL minimum) Riley is hitting .421 with 2 homers in 19 at bats, 6 strikeouts, and yet to draw a walk. Where might Riley end up if he manages to stick? We now have 435 AAA and 277 AA at-bats to guide us, in which Riley has put up a .287/.356/.536 and a .321/.391/.570, and 27 and 14 home runs respectively. I’m in. If Riley manages 300 MLB at-bats this year, I see him at around .270 and 17 homers. There’ll be some pain on the way to down to .270, so bear with him.