Seems like an odd post since we didn’t acquire a starter at the trade deadline, right? Yes, but the passing of the trade deadline signifies that the Braves’ rotation options are largely set for the rest of the year. And at this point, you have to love the bullpen, lineup, and bench for the rest of the year and into a potential playoff series.
The only thing better than beating inferior teams is not having to even play the full game. Rain shortened this one as Max Fried had come out to begin the 7th inning. He had only thrown 76 pitches, so he had plenty more in him, but it’s nice to limit his pitches and innings any way you can.