The Braves began the season with their starting pitching rotation in a bit of disarray, with two of their top five starters on the injured list.
But after allowing 10 earned runs in 12-2/3 innings (7.11 ERA) across the season’s first three games in Philadelphia, the Braves’ starters allowed only one earned run over 22 innings (0.41 ERA) over the first four games of this homestand through Friday night.
The starters carried a combined 16-inning scoreless streak into rookie Kyle Wright’s start Saturday night. That streak included the final three innings of Julio Teheran’s start Wednesday, Max Fried’s six scoreless innings Thursday and Kevin Gausman’s seven scoreless innings Friday.
“We’re kind of gradually getting back there, I think,” manager Brian Snitker said Saturday of his starting rotation, which is still missing No. 1 starter Mike Foltynewicz. “... As we get healthier and get Folty back, whenever that is, it’ll be a really good thing. Get Folty back, get things quieted down a little bit, we’ve got a chance to put something really good together.”
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