The Atlanta Braves by this point are probably beyond ready to not see the Toronto Blue Jays for a while.
The Blue Jays are single handedly giving us a smacking on the 2021 season so far as after Wednesday’s 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves. They lead the season series 5-0.
Hopefully the Atlanta Braves can at least salvage one win on the season and find a way Thursday afternoon to get a victory.
The former player in that last sentence is where we are going to start this recap with though.
For the second straight start, since coming back from an injury, Max Fried looked like the Fried we both have become used too and expect to have once every 5 days.
It goes without saying, having Fried back to something even remotely close to the version we had in 2020 will calm a lot of Atlanta Braves fans nerves and keep this team in the race all season long.
There is really no way around it, Wednesday was not a good day for the Atlanta Braves and the teams fans as news of Mike Soroka having more Achilles discomfort, therefore requiring “exploratory” surgery, will be out even longer and its fair to wonder if we see the young stud at all this season. The Atlanta Braves certainly can’t rely on anything from him this year.
The bottom line is that puts even more weight on the shoulders of both Fried, and Morton.
The good news is that once again Fried has looked pretty sharp since his IL stint ended last week. The six inning, two hit ball he pitched against the high powered Blue Jays lineup Wednesday is the latest example that hopefully the Atlanta Braves have their current Ace back.