The NLP East Side Braves has seen their edge ahead of the second place, which has fallen slightly over the past few weeks. At 61-43, Bravs still owns a 5 1/2-game pillow, but it seems their lineup is about to take two remarkable hits. The club may lose its feet Danby Swanson and right-wing Nick Markakis to the list of victims, Gabriel Burns of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (links here).
on his fifth on Tuesday and has not played since. Braves will decide Saturday for a potential IL for Swanson, for manager Brian Snicker. The news sounds much worse for Markakis, who took a pistol at 90 miles per hour from Phyllis Lion's left wrist Cole Irwin on Friday. Although he managed to win the game, they probably lost Markakis. He will meet a doctor on Saturday but Markakis said after the match that "does not look good" and Burns writes that Snicker is "pessimistic" about his status. Freddy Freeman Josh Donaldson and Ozzie Olbyes . 25-year-old Swanson has been on track for a career season, striking 0.25 / 0.330 / .468 (1
If the Braves lose Swanson and Markakis, they could turn to Johann Kamargo and Charlie Culberson to the shorts. These two are also included in the Browns reserve options, as well as Matt Joyce and veteran Adam Duval . The counter of the 30 hosts with the Reds from 2016 to 2017, Duval dropped during campaign 18, split between Cincinnati and Atlanta. As a result, Duval has spent this entire season at the Triple-A level but is likely to come to fill Marcakis' emptiness David O'Brien of Athletic Tweets. The upcoming absence could also allow Brews to work more often in the reduced Ender Inchiarte in the mix. Inciarte made it clear Thursday that he did not want to trade, and now seems particularly unlikely in the light of Markakis's injury.