Atlanta Braves News: Eddie Rosario Removed From Game Due to Hamstring Tightness After Defensive Miscues

Atlanta Braves removed left fielder Eddie Rosario with hamstring tightness in Saturday’s loss to the White Sox.

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Eddie Rosario opened the scoring for the Braves with his 15th homer of the season to make it a 3-1 game in the bottom of the third inning. The homer extended the Braves’ homer streak to 28 consecutive games.

Rosario had a rough night in the field with two miscues that resulted in three runs scoring that probably shouldn’t have. The Braves ended up losing 6-5, so the misplays played a big role in the defeat.

In the third inning, Rosario let a soft flyball from Luis Robert Jr. drop in front of him and then get past him, allowing two runs to score.

In his second miscue of the evening, Rosario missed a very catchable ball with an awkward slide on a bloop from Benintendi in the fifth inning. The ball got by Rosario and allowed a run to score from first.

Overall, Rosario has posted a +1 defensive runs saved rating with a -2 OAA this season. While Twitter attested that Rosario has been awful at defense, the metrics say he’s more around league average this year.

Read more about defensive metrics here.

Kevin Pillar replaced Rosario in the sixth inning. Eddie is having a bounce back season at the plate after a poor 2022. He is hitting .255 with 15 home runs and 44 RBI.

It appears he was removed as a precaution and is listed as day to day.

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