Mike Minor pitched seven innings of one run ball allowing three walks and striking out seven Reds on the way to his fourth win of the season in the Braves 7-2 victory Wednesday.
The only damage allowed by Mike Minor was a solo-home run to the Reds Zack Cozart. Minor has been plagued by the long-ball of late having allowed five home runs in his last three starts, but overall his peripherals suggest he is taking a minor step forward from the respectable first full-season he put together last year and is on his way to fulfilling his pre-draft sleeper hype.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Luol Deng (knee) won't return Sunday.
Michael Beasley is likely the candidate to replace the Deng starting minutes for the rest of the way. There is no word on the long term implications of the injury yet, but if there is, Beasley might be a solid play for the rest of the season. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Athletics reassign Luke Carlin, Max Muncy and Andy Parrino to minor league camp.
One of these things is not like the other. Muncy is a 23-year old prospect, while Carlin and Parrino are older journeymen. Muncy, a first baseman, his 21 home runs in 2013 at High-A in 428 plate appearances. But the power hasn't translated to Double-A yet as he hit just seven home runs in 530 plate appearances there last year. Muncy isn't really a prospect you have to know, but he's far more notable than Carlin and Parrino. Analysis: Brett Talley