Rookie Hunter Cervenka has emerged as a viable left-handed specialist with veteran Eric O’Flaherty struggling. Hard-throwing right-hander Alexi Ogando has been reliable and Jason Grilli seems to be rounding into form.
“I think Ogando has kind of emerged as that sixth, seventh inning guy that can give you a chance to get to the other guys in the bullpen,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “Hunter has done a nice job getting those left-handers out. Grilli his last couple times out has been the Grilli that we’ve seen before.”