The Braves lost to the Red Sox 6-1 on Saturday in Fort Myers. But the story was yet again Kyle Wright, who’s made a strong case to open the season in the majors.
Wright allowed two runs in the first inning before rebounding for a scoreless three. He finished after four innings, striking out five and walking one. Wright’s command, and how he’s walked one or none in every start, has particularly stood out to the team.
Shane Carle pitched two innings, with Mookie Betts’ homer the lone damage. Luke Jackson allowed three runs in his inning, and his chances of making the initial bullpen are dwindling. Carle has options remaining; Jackson does not.
Ozzie Albies collected two more hits from the leadoff spot, both off Boston ace Chris Sale. The Braves likely will give Albies plenty of time as the leadoff man against left-handers.
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.
Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.