The Daily Chop: Beatdown at St. Pete, Folty Named, Alonso Banned, and More Brave


The Braves were unable to replicate their success from the weekend on Monday. The blazing batsmen, who appeared on Sunday, made appearances in brief stretches, with Atlanta scoring five, but Mike Folitnewicz and the pitching staff were eliminated by the Rays. Foltynewicz gave cause for concern in his tuneup debut against the Marlins last week as he touched 90 MPH with his fastball, for which he attributed the season. In Tampa, where the rays play in a dome, the right-hand man once again struggled to produce a constant velocity and paid for it. The rays were ted to the foltenueces and further reduced any hope that his dip in velocity was only rust.

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Faulty implodes, Braves fall 14-5

Mike Faultynevicz has struggled to reach 90 MPH and in action thus far, which hardly adds to his prevalence for wildness. He was tagged for five runs in 31/3 Looked very uncomfortable during the innings and his outing. Folty was hardly the only Braves pitcher to contend with in this one, however, as the Rays piled on 14 to embarrass Atlanta in their trip to the Trop this season.

Breaking: The Braves nominated Mike Faultinevich for the assignment

The Braves swiftly worked on nominating Mike Faultynevicz for the assignment following Monday’s defeat, which raises some doubts that other factors may have contributed. In either case, Faultynews threw his last pitch in Atlanta, closing a volatile chapter of his career for all. The right-hander can produce some electric outings with his incredible arsenal, but may fall completely at the first sign of trouble. The tornado took place last season, as Folentiwies spent significant time at Gwinnett after a terrible start to the season, then became the best pitcher on the staff down the stretch, including a major playoff performance. Although the major ace appeared miles away in the past week, wherever Faultinavis was in place, his indifference to it appears as a mound to the Braves’ recent success, which is a strange turn of events. Best wishes to Folty, regardless of where his next chapter begins.

The Braves put Yoner Alonso on the banned list

The Braves placed 1B Yoner Alonso on the banned list on Monday, but gave no indication as to why it was done. This may be similar to the Felix Hernández and Nick Marcakis situations, although speculation would be careless at this point. The club should provide further information in the coming days.

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Commissioner tested positive

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6 OFs … around 7? How did Casey vs Migi move?

The Royals clearly do not respect Miguel Cabrera’s blazing speed.

Pearson for making the much-awaited debut film.

Top pitching prospect Nate Pearson will make his major league debut on Wednesday.

Simmons (ankle) undergoing further tests

Andrelton Simmons suffered an ankle injury on Monday and further tests are underway. Prayer for Simba.

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