The Atlanta Braves, who ranked first overall in the regular season, took a breather. Max Fried (29), who was placed on the injured list at the end of the season, will participate in the postseason as normal.
On the 4th (hereinafter Korean time), the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a local media outlet in Atlanta, reported the news of Fried’s starting pitch for the Blue and White match.
According to this, Freed threw 76 balls in 5 innings in the team’s own blue-and-white match held that day. 6 hits, including 2 home runs, 3 runs (2 earned).
Fried wasn’t in great shape that day, allowing home runs to Sean Murphy and Kevin Pillar. But more important than the performance that day was Freed’s health.
Previously, Fried was placed on the injured list on the 15th due to a blister on the index finger of his left hand with the end of the regular season just around the corner.스포츠토토
As a result, Atlanta was in danger of losing its ace ahead of the postseason stage. At the same time, Charlie Morton left the team due to finger inflammation, which added to the anxiety.
However, Fried’s blister soon recovered, and he is expected to start the National League Division Series (NLDS) starting on the 7th without difficulty.
Fried has not played many games this season due to injury. He pitched 77 2/3 innings in 14 games on the season, posting a record of 8 wins, 1 loss, and a 2.55 earned run average.
Although he was unable to play in many games due to injury, he showed a relatively solid performance when he stood on the mound. The presence or absence of Freed has a huge impact on Atlanta’s power.
Atlanta has not yet decided on the order of starting pitchers for the NLDS. However, it is certain that Fried and Spencer Strider will start in the first and second games at home.
Attention is being paid to whether Fried, who missed more than half of this season due to major or minor injuries, can lead Atlanta to its first World Series win in two years.