Max Fried starts in 8th Spring Training Game of 2019
By. Andrew Rodberg
In the eighth Spring Training game of 2019, the Braves gave the ball of Max Fried as he took on the Tigers. In his first appearance of 2019, Max gave up 1 hit, 1 run and 1 strikeout in 2 innings.
On Saturday afternoon, the Braves traveled to Lakeland, Fl for a matchup with the Detroit Tigers. With a 1:05 start, the Braves faced the Tigers’ Jordan Zimmerman. For the Braves, they sent out starters: Inciarte and roster hopeful Pedro Florimon. The Tigers sent out multiple starters and former Brave, Dustin Peterson.
In the 1st inning, Max started his afternoon with some immediate trouble. He gave up a lead-off double and a 2 RBI single that allowed the Tigers to take a 2-1 lead. Fried returned to action in the second inning and looked good but had to come out of the game after forming blisters on his hand.
Max Fried: 1.2IP, 1BB, 3K’s, 3H’s, 2ER’s
Jeremy Walker entered the game in the bottom of the second and issued a walk but got out of the inning with a fly-out.
Jeremy Walker: .1IP, 1BB, 0K, 0H, 0ER
In the third, Chad Sobotka took over and struck out his first batter. He then walked Miguel Cabrera and gave up a 2-run HR to Brandon Dixon that extended the Tigers lead to 4-1.
Chad Sobotka: .2IP, 2BB’s, 2K’s, 1H, 2ER
The Braves then called upon Luke Jackson to try to end the inning. In doing so, Luke forced a ground-out, two consecutive strikeouts and a fly-out that ended his afternoon.
Luke Jackson: 1.1IP, 0BB’s, 2K’s, 0H, 0ER
Jacob Webb took over in the bottom of the fifth. Webb fell into trouble as he began to leave everything over the plate. The Tigers were able to attack him and cause three singles and a 2-run HR to give themselves a 6-1 lead.
Jacob Webb: 1IP, 0BB, 0K’s, 4H, 2ER
The young prospect, Kyle Muller took over in the sixth and had some difficulty finding the strike-zone. He gave up a single and an RBI double that allowed the Tigers’ to score another run 7-1.
Kyle Muller: .2IP, 1BB, 1K, 2H, 1ER
As the seventh inning rolled around, the Braves turned to Tucker Davidson who gave them a clean 1.1IP of relief.
Tucker Davidson: 1.1IP, 1BB, 1K, 0H, 0ER
In the top of the eighth, the Braves bats finally came alive as it was sparked by a double by Cristian Pache. A walk issued to Drew Lugbauer gave the Braves two baserunners and the opportunity to cut into the lead. Garrison Schwartz came up to the plate and took an 0-1 pitch to deep right field to give the Braves a 3-run HR and bring them closer to the Tigers 7-4.
Huascar Ynoa entered in the bottom of the eighth and struck out his first batter. He then gave up a single and a walk but the Tigers were unable to capitalize as the Braves got yet another scoreless inning.
Huascar Ynoa: IP, BB, 1K, 1H, ER
The Braves tried to made it interesting but ultimately fell to the Tigers 7-4. They now will head home (Orlando) to face the Miami Marlins tomorrow at 1:05pm.
Garrison Schwartz: 1-1, 1HR (3-run HR), 3RBI’s
Ender Inciarte: 2-3
William Contreras: 2-2