The Atlanta Braves received good news on Tuesday regarding Max Fried‘s forearm tightness. An MRI revealed the injury to be a strain and nothing structural. This alleviated the fear that Fried could possibly need a second Tommy John surgery. Fried was placed on the 15-day IL and will rest the ailing muscle.
This isn’t ideal for the Braves but it’s much better that the worst case scenario we all feared.
Atlanta Braves Score Yesterday (05/09/23): Braves 9, Red Sox 3
The Braves have tied a franchise record with 25 wins in their first 36 games.
Charlie Morton held the Red Sox to just two earned runs over six innings, allowing five hits, two walks, and striking out seven. Morton lowered his season ERA to 3.32 while picking up his fourth win.
Sean Murphy played like he wants to win a second consecutive NL Player of the Week Award going 3-4 with four runs batted in. Murphy is now batting .299 on with a team leading 32 RBI.
Ronald Acuna Jr. went 2-4 with three runs scored and an RBI. Acuna Jr. is now batting .343 on the year.
Orlando Arcia added three hits and raised his average to .358.
Kirby Yates continued his resurgent season pitching a clean seventh inning, allowing just one walk, no hits, no runs and striking out two. Yates has brought his ERA down to 2.84 for the year.
Danny Young made his first appearance since being called up to replace Max Fried’s roster spot and didn’t disappoint. Young showed off his nasty curveball, pitching a clean ninth inning with two strikeouts.