UPDATES & NEWS
Jonathon Niese returned from the DL and gave up four runs on 11 hits and two walks with six strikeouts over six innings against the mariners on Monday.
Not the most auspicious way to kick things off, but a slight struggle after time spent on the DL is expected. He got hit around pretty hard, but considering just how many base-runners he allowed, four earned runs seems like a blessing. He was certainly helped by nine ground ball outs and one key double play and left after throwing 93 pitches (63 strikes). He'll look to get back on-track against Milwaukee his next time out.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Cameron Maybin went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Tuesday’s 7-1 loss to the Mets.
Maybin is seeing plenty of time in center field for the Braves right now, as he is a strong defensive player with exceptional range. At the plate, he has been anything but consistent, going just 4-for-28 over the last eight games. However, Maybin has displayed an unexpected power stroke, as three of those hits have left the yard. With enough at-bats, the fleet-footed 28 year old could have a shot at 15/15 production with regards to homers and steals. Analysis: Nate Miller