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Braves reliever David Carpenter moved to 3-0 with the win on Sunday as he pitched 1.1 scoreless innings in a set-up role.
Carpenter has quietly been one of the top fantasy relief options in all of baseball, especially in leagues that count holds, as he has three wins, two saves, and seven holds with 23 strikeouts to just five walks with a 2.45 ERA over 18.1 innings.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Teams have begun to eye Braves starting pitcher Shelby Miller.
What a shock. Suddenly teams are interested in a 24-year old who is 5-1 with a 1.33 ERA and 43:16 K:BB over 54.0 innings. Never saw that coming. The Braves did a nice job not only acquiring Miller, but also in developing him more. His use of a new cutter is increasing his ground ball rate and he is inducing a lot more weak contact. As a result, strikeouts are up, walks are down and Miller looks like a tremendous asset.Expect teams to make pitches for Miller, but don't expect the Braves to bite. Analysis: Howard Bender