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The Braves shut out the Cardinals on Wednesday Hanley Ramirez Jersey , with several top prospects shining on the mound."BRAVES NEWSPitching rules the day as Braves shut out CardinalsKyle Wright got the start for Atlanta on Wednesday, pitching two scoreless innings with three strikeouts. The Braves also got two scoreless innings from Kolby Allard, in addition to one inning from notable prospects Tucker Davidson, Kyle Muller, and Joey Wentz. The Cardinals combined for just four hits on the day, with the young Atlanta staff combining for nine strikeouts. Offensively the Braves put up four runs with a mixture of walks and errors aiding in the effort.Versatility makes Camargo invaluableAfter a season that saw him post a .272/.349/.457 slash line in 134 games, and 3.3 fWAR, Johan Camargo is no longer the starting third baseman for the Braves in 2019. With the addition of Josh Donaldson this offseason, Camargo will be relegated to a utility role barring injury to himself or another infielder, which could give the 25-year-old an opportunity to showcase his unique skillset as a versatile, capable defender at a number of positions. Thus far in his young career, Camargo has shown himself to be a solid defender in the infield, but with a loaded roster of infielders, it appears Camargo may also take reps in the outfield in the near future. This is certainly a monumental change for a player that was so productive a year ago, but the Panama native is taking it in stride, as Braves beat writer Mark Bowman writesTongueitcher Moylan retires after 12 MLB seasonsOne of the most beloved Braves of the 21st century announced his retirement on Wednesday, as veteran reliever Peter Moylan will not play into his age-40 season. Moylan was originally signed by the Braves after the club saw his work with Team Australia in the 2006 World Baseball Classic. This would lead to a 12-year Major League career, mostly compiled with Atlanta Bill Lee Jersey , during which he compiled a 24-10 record, a 3.10 ERA, and a 136 ERA+. Congratulations on an incredible career.Ozzie Albies hit a baseball so hard he tattooed his name on itMLB NEWSSource: Giants, Harper have second meetingBryce Harper going to the Giants seems like the best-case scenario for the Braves at this point, and multiple meetings would seem to indicate significant interest on both sides. Sorry Philly, we really hate to see it. The Cubs need pitching help, but it’s likely going to have to come from in house."You knew, just knew, didn’t you?Watching this crazy game Sunday afternoon, the winning run seemed almost fated to score on a wild pitch. And so it did, after a leadoff double by Joey Gallo and an infield out, Pedro Strop threw one away and the Rangers had a wacky 11-10 win over the Cubs, unexpectedly winning this series.Before you read the rest of this recap or jump off the ledge, I want to remind you of something:There are 159 games remaining this season.Feel better now?I didn’t think so, but let’s try to deconstruct this game. The Cubs scored first, thanks to Kyle Schwarber, who hit his second homer in as many days [VIDEO].Your browser does not support HTML5 video.And they plated two more in the third, on RBI singles by Ben Zobrist and Kris Bryant. An infield out in the fourth made it 4-0 Xander Bogaerts Jersey , and you’d have been really happy if they had just ended the game right then, hmmm?Cole Hamels had allowed one run in the bottom of the fourth, but had two out and a runner on first. Easy, right? Well, no. Hamels walked the bases loaded and Delino DeShields smashed a grand slam, and suddenly it’s 5-4 Rangers.The Cubs began their comeback in the sixth. This inning was a great example of what Joe Maddon called “opportunity hitting” in spring training. It’s really just another name for “situational hitting,” but the Cubs did really well here. Four RBI singles (Jason Heyward, Zobrist, Bryant and Anthony Rizzo) gave the Cubs their three-run lead back.Then it was time for Tyler Chatwood to show off the good relief form he’d shown this spring, in relief of Hamels.That lasted two batters, both of whom made outs, on just six pitches. That’s good! What wasn’t good was Jeff Mathis, one of the worst hitters the Rangers have, homering off Chatwood, making it 8-6 Cubs. Chatwood got the final out, walked the first hitter in the next inning, got out of that with a double play, then gave up a single and another walk. Verdict: Thumbs down , at least for this appearance.Mike Montgomery relieved Chatwood and gave up a triple, home run and another walk. That gave the Rangers a 10-8 lead and brought Steve Cishek into the game. Cishek was good today, and that gave the Cubs a chance to get back into the game. Anthony Rizzo led off the eighth with this monstrous home run into the second deck [VIDEO].Your browser does not support HTML5 video.That ball: CRUSHED!The Cubs tied the game again, moments later, on a single by Javier Baez, who stole second and scored on a single by Daniel Descalso. Cishek threw an uneventful eighth, the Cubs failed to score in the ninth, and now we’re back at the beginning of this recap and you surely don’t need or want me to talk about it again.Before I wrap with my thoughts on this mess, here are a few fun facts:Well now. There are some pretty good seasons in that list. The Cubs have scored 28 runs in three games, so they’re averaging 9.33 runs per game. If they could keep up that pace (spoiler alert: they won’t), that would be 1,512 runs in 2019, which would shatter all records.The offense looks great, it hit well in a good hitters’ park, and they’re going to another one in Atlanta.But. The pitching staff allowed 23 runs in the three games; that’s 7.67 runs per game, and that would be 1,242 runs given up this year, shattering all records (again Blake Swihart Jersey , spoiler alert, this won’t happen).This is an extremely small sample size, against a good-hitting team in a good hitters’ park. The Cubs simply didn’t get the relief help they could have used when they needed it most. That is going to have to change, and I believe it will.Regarding the hitting and Chris Kamka’s tweet about all nine in the lineup hitting safely: Not only did that happen, but seven of the nine hitters had at least TWO hits. The exceptions: Albert Almora Jr. (1-for-4, one run, one RBI) and Schwarber, who hit that home run. It’s good to see Rizzo and Bryant off to good starts, and again, I think the pitching will settle down.Monday wouldn’t be too soon for that to happen. The Cubs open a three-game series in Atlanta, with Kyle Hendricks going against Braves lefty Sean Newcomb. Game time Monday is 6:10 p.m. CT. TV coverage will be on NBC Sports Chicago Plus, along with a national broadcast that will be available in the Cubs market territory.Patience, please. I remind you again: There are 159 games remaining.

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