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Atlanta Braves News: Charlie Morton posts series win, Hurston Waldrep shines in AAA debut, more

At this point, it seems fair to suggest the Braves will take a series, but this one comes without a hitch. And that’s exactly what Charlie Morton delivered on Sunday when he returned after a horrific performance to start the week against the Nationals. Yes, he gave up five walks, but also just one hit and zero runs over six innings in a 3-1 win over the Athletics.

Another notable development is that after the Braves scored nine runs in Saturday’s loss, they hit 3-12 runners into scoring position on Sunday. That may not seem like much, but considering how bad the Braves have been in such situations in recent weeks, it’s a noticeable improvement. Additionally, the productivity of several hitters appears to be increasing, including Jarred Kelenic, Michael Harris II and Matt Olson.

The Braves will enjoy a much-needed day off on Monday before hitting the road.

Brave News

The Braves sent catcher Chadwick Tromp to Triple-A Gwinnett after the game on Sunday.

Bryce Elder had probably his most impressive performance of the 2024 season on Saturday with 11 strikeouts for Gwinnett.

The Braves certainly had more problems than successes during the month of May.

Hurston Waldrep was very impressive in his Triple-A debut after being called up this weekend:

Sean Murphy adding a productive hit on Sunday was another indication that Atlanta could be on its way to better results.

Braves Podcasts

David O’Brien and Eric O’Flaherty take a look at the latest with the Braves on ‘755 is Forever’.

The latest episode of the Hammer Territory Podcast with Brad Rowland and Scott Coleman shows how the Braves made the most of the weekend.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hammer-territory-an-atlanta-braves-show/id1744384134?i=1000657605314

MLB News

Former Braves prospect Justyn Henry-Malloy gets called up to the Majors for the first time with the Tigers. Henry-Malloy was part of the package that went to Detroit for Joe Jimenez for the 2023 season. Spencer Torkelson was sent to the minors in a corresponding move.

The latest mlb.com Power Rankings are available, with the Braves appearing at 7th.

Juan Soto and the Yankees continue to emerge as perhaps the best team in the American League with a weekend win against the Giants.

Following their loss to the Cardinals on Sunday, the Phillies’ immediate attention turned to outfielder Brandon Marsh’s apparent hamstring injury.

Many around baseball highlighted the ongoing battle against ALS on Lou Gehrig Day, including honoring the great work of Sarah Langs and many others.

Former No. 1 overall pick Henry Davis is returning to the majors.

Reigning NL Cy Young award winner Blake Snell of the Giants is likely going to the injured list with a groin injury.

Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins indicates trading Vlad Guerrero Jr. whether Bo Bichette is not a wise idea.

Phillies starter Ranger Suarez appears to have avoided a major injury.

Gerrit Cole of the Yankees will begin a rehab assignment on Tuesday.