Yasmani Grandal is out of the starting lineup for Game 2 of the NL Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.Grandal committed two errors and had two passed balls in Los Angeles’ Game 1 loss Friday night. Austin Barnes replaced Grandal behind the plate.Manager Dave Roberts said he likes the pairing of Barnes and Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu. He also said Barnes has “got some history” with Milwaukee starter Wade Miley http://www.chicagocubsteamshop.com/authentic-david-ross-jersey
, but he is just 1 for 4 in his career against the lefty.“Yasi had a tough one last night, but it’s not the reason why he’s not in there today,” Roberts said.Roberts said Grandal will start Game 3 on Monday in Los Angeles.Roberts also put Yasiel Puig in the starting lineup in right field. Cody Bellinger will begin Saturday’s game on the bench, but Roberts said he will enter at some point.Bellinger went 0 for 4 in the series opener. The young slugger is 0 for 15 in the playoffs.“There is a frustration where he wants to see results, and all players do,” Roberts said. “But I encourage him, even today Kyle Hendricks Jersey
, that where he’s at mechanically, I encourage him mentally to stay there in a positive way, because he’s going to get some big hits for us.”Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell made two changes, inserting Travis Shaw at second base and Erik Kratz at catcher. The addition of Shaw gives the Brewers four lefty batters against Ryu. The Braves are going to have to scramble a bit with another set of injury woes."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Talking Chop User’s GuideTalking Chop PodcastAround the NL EastBaseball Analysis PrimerBrian McCann to head to the IL with hamstring strain, Alex Jackson promoted from Triple-ANew,30commentsThe Braves are going to have to scramble a bit with another set of injury woes.EDTShareTweetShareShareBrian McCann to head to the IL with hamstring strain, Alex Jackson promoted from Triple-ABrett Davis-USA TODAY SportsIn 2018 Mike Montgomery Jersey
, the Braves found themselves in a tricky situation where both of their starting catchers were ailing. Tyler Flowers had to miss a chunk of time with an injury and during that time, Kurt Suzuki was hit by a pitch that caused him to miss a couple of games. Understandably, things got a little weird for a while from a roster management position, but the Braves pulled out of that just fine.Flash forward to tonight and Atlanta finds themselves in a similar situation. Brian McCann was injured on a play at third base as he came up from a slide grabbing his hamstring. Given the word one assumes he yelled as he limped off the field, most immediately assumed that he might need some time on the injured list to get healthy. Tyler Flowers came in and later on was hit by a pitch in his throwing hand (again, eerily similar). He stayed in the game, but the similarities were pretty spooky.Now http://www.chicagocubsteamshop.com/authentic-david-ross-jersey
, we know what the Braves immediate plans are to deal with their currently fragility at catcher.Some assumed that Raffy Lopez, the Braves’ other catcher at Triple-A, would get the call, Jackson is a guy that is already on the Braves’ 40-man roster and is an easier roster move. As of this moment, Tyler Flowers does not appear set to miss a significant amount of time, but we should see Alex Jackson make his major league debut tomorrow to give his hand a couple of games to heal up.Alex Jackson had a rough year at the plate last year where he posted a .647 OPS across two levels, but he did post an .808 OPS in 2017 and has some real raw power to go along with improved defensive ability as he has transitioned back to catcher when he joined the Braves organization. It isn’t a perfect solution Jose Quintana Jersey
, but could be a valuable learning experience for Jackson. Jackson was added to the Braves’ 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 draft this offseason.As for McCann, this is a big blow for him. He had started the year out well and seemed to be doing good work with the Braves’ young pitching corps. McCann had a lot of trouble staying on the field last year with knee issues, but looked good this season until this latest setback.