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Aroldis Chapman struck out two batters in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save against the Diamondbacks on Friday.
Chapman has been lights out since blowing his first save of the season back on May 19, having allowed just one base runner while striking out seven batters over his last four innings. He now sits with six saves and a 2.00 ERA through his first nine innings pitched as he continues to bounce back from a severe head injury.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
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